Tag Archive: smell

Facts, not opinions, link feedback loops to odor and pheromone signaling

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November 3, 2015 Your sense of smell can make or break a relationship     No it can’t! What Do We Actually Know About Pheromones? July 12, 2013 Excerpt 1): But Kohl’s products, which he likens to food spices (“They give…
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In humans, smell is also the dominant sense

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Perfume could be the riskiest gift you’ll ever buy February 13 2015 by 1) S Craig Roberts: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Stirling 2) Caroline Allen: PhD Candidate 3) Kelly Cobey: Honourary Researcher (Psychology: Hormones and Behaviour) at University…
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2014 and 2004 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’ Excerpt: “… gray lines show the path followed by a rat as it moves around a box looking for pieces of food.” 2014 Nobel prize in physiology…
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Mammalian pheromones and luteinizing hormone (LH)

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Processing by the main olfactory system of chemosignals that facilitate mammalian reproduction Excerpt: “…documents the essential role of the main olfactory system in the pheromonal facilitation of neuroendocrine and behavioral aspects of reproduction among a wide range of non-primate mammals.” My comment:…
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Psychobiotics: it’s milk; not a drug.

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Psychobiotics: How gut bacteria mess with your mind 29 January 2014 by John Cryan and Timothy Dinan [subscription required to read full article] Excerpt: The bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which is used in dairy products, has potent anti-anxiety effects in animals, and works by changing the expression…
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Odors epigenetically effect differences in genetic predispositions

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No two people smell the same Excerpt: “A difference at the smallest level of DNA—one amino acid on one gene—can determine whether you find a given smell pleasant. A different amino acid on the same gene in your friend’s body could…
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Amino acid substitutions and de novo creation (revisited)

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Extensive variability in olfactory receptors influences human odor perception December 8th, 2013 Excerpt: “…the underlying amino acid sequence can vary slightly for each of the 400 receptor proteins, resulting in one or more variants for each of the receptors. Each…
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The smell of cancer

What Does Cancer Smell Like? By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Published: November 19, 2013 Excerpt:  Diseases can subtly alter people’s fragrance. In the normal course of metabolism, thousands of waste products are swept out in our breath, blood and urine, or simply…
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THE Singularity: the only one with real life consequences

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What’s That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast By ANDREW POLLACK Published: October 20, 2013 Excerpt: “The products, which taste or smell nearly the same as the real thing, are coming quickly and even moving beyond flavors and fragrances…
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