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Smell is the sense that is concerned with the odor of things. It is perceived by receptors in the olfactory apparatus in the roof of ones nose. Signals here are transmitted along the Olfactory Nerve...

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The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons?

(Publicase Comunicação Científica) Using a new method called isotropic fractionator, a group of researchers has found biological evidence that may explain the superior olfactory abilities that wome...

Signaling pathway may explain the body clock's link to mental illness

(Wiley) Alterations in a cellular signaling pathway called cAMP-CREB may help explain why the body clocks of people with bipolar disease are out of sync, according to a new European Journal of Neurosc...

An olfactory cocktail party: figure-ground segregation of odorants in rodents

Being able to perceive an individual odor in a continually changing and rich olfactory environment is a challenging task. Here, Rokni and colleagues find that this olfactory cocktail party problem can...

Variations in Neuronal Networks Could Explain Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are behavior...

Medical News Today: Impaired brain signaling pathway 'may be a cause of Alzheimer's'

Mayo Clinic researchers say a brain signaling defect in the Wnt pathway may be a cause of Alzheimer's, and boosting Wnt signaling could prevent the disease.

Ultrasound tracks odor representation in brain

A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. This deep-seated brain structure plays an import...

Inside the teenage brain: New studies explain risky behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on ins...

Medical News Today: Brain activity may explain why some smokers find it hard to quit

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University suggest that reduced activity in the reward system of the brain my explain why some smokers find it difficult to quit the habit.

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Electrophoretic particle guidance significantly enhances olfactory drug delivery: a feasibility study.

Intranasal olfactory drug delivery provides a non-invasive method that bypasses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and directly delivers medication to the brain and spinal cord. However, a device designed specif...

Olfactory-related cortical atrophy is associated with olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson's disease.

Olfactory dysfunction is often associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and can precede characteristic motor symptoms by several years. Olfactory-related cortical atrophy has been reported in PD, alth...

Roles of olfactory system dysfunction in depression.

The olfactory system is involved in sensory functions, emotional regulation and memory formation. Olfactory bulbectomy in rat has been employed as an animal model of depression for antidepressant disc...

Pregnancy and olfaction: a review.

Many women report a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy. Accounts of these anecdotes have existed for over 100 years, but scientific evidence has been sparse and inconclusive. In this review, I...

Olfactory Function After Mild Head Injury in Children.

Olfactory impairment has been shown to be linked to head injury. In addition, it is believed that measurement of olfactory function after head trauma represents a sensitive tool for measuring frontal ...

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