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Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...ours. The participants were asked to match each odour to one of four possible alternatives, and were sco... developing mild cognitive impairment increased as odour identification decreased. According to them, participants who had scored below average on the odour ...

Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure

... - there is no itch or rash on the skin or any bad odour accompanying the dermatological problem. Hairy nevus, where a person has patches of excess hair growth or hirsutism, is not uncommon. But hair persisting all over the body is very rare, said plastic surgeon Vinay Saoji. "Though I have not come ac...

Electronic Nose to Diagnose the Severity of Asthma

...ri, M.D. The nose works by responding to a given odour by generating a pattern, or "smell print," which is analyzed and compared with stored patterns. In the new study, the researchers compared the "smell prints" of 20 people with diagnosed asthma (half with severe asthma and half with mild disease) an...

Sewage Swamps River in Scotland

... that they had been campaigning for years over the odour emanating from the plant. First Minister Jack McConnell has called for an investigation into the incident. The public is still being advised to avoid contact with the shoreline on Edinburgh's waterfront. Many residents have complained they wer...

Detection of Neurological Disorder is Just a Sniff Away!!

...Health said, "The ability to smell each individual odour is linked to a specific gene marker, and so if people have problems on specific items on this test, then that might have valuable genetic implications." "Because of the genetic link in many illnesses, it is hoped the test could also be used by famil...

Mosquito Repellant Resembling Body Odour on the Anvil

... develop mosquito repellants resembling human body odour which the insect dislikes//. They have chemicals that resemble the odour of people who don't get bitten. By this technique they plan to improve controls to prevent the sprea...

Hot or cold: Chocolate milk is the answer for longetivity

As a whiff of chocolate odour comes the news that a stroll followed by a glass of chocolate milk can do wonders for the musle function of an individual.// This is in the direction of efforts by the University of Auckland's Faculty of Science which aims to develop a non-pharmaceu...

Frog Secretions Could Be Used To Ward Off Mosquitoes

...nd Mjoberg's Toadlet - released mosquito repellent odour from their skin, although their secretions were not tested on mice. Researchers chose to investigate the frogs because previous research had uncovered that their secretions could act as powerful painkillers and hallucinogens. --Edited IANS...

Understanding The Role Of Olfaction In Taste

...e different brain regions according to whether the odour was sniffed or tasted. In a joint research effort ...They were driven by the phenomenon that sensing an odour "orthonasally" through the nose triggers the perception that it is coming from the outside world, wh...

Valerian was first epilepsy drug

...erian roots ... develop a characteristic offensive odour resembling that of sweaty socks or dirty underwear," Eadie told ABC Science Online. This is due to formation of isovaleric acid, believed to be valerian's active ingredient.That's why it is unlikely valerian itself will be developed into an antiepil...

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

... nostril at a time.// The subjects were tested for odour threshold (sensitivity), the lowest concentration of an odour where a faint presence is reliably detected, the ability to distinguish between smells and the abili...

The issue of urinary incontinence

...ell-designed incontinence pad should deal with the odour problem. Professor Malone-Lee predicts in future that the development of even more sophisticated designs and high-tech materials for the manufacture of incontinence pads will increase. But it is unlikely that there would ever be a method of neutrali...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

...t lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there.// Two papers published in a recen...at a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.The main job of these neurons is to detect smells and send that information to the br...

Sniff to compatibility

...ve ascertained that women sniff out men whose body odour is similar to that of their fathers. The theory im.... Analysis showed a significant correlation with odour components produced by immune system genes inherited from the women's fathers. The scientists sugges...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

...t lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there. Two papers published in a recent ...at a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.//The main job of these reurons is to detect smells and send that information to the ...

Women's strong sense of smell

...antic memory were found to be better predictors of odour identification, even when sex, age and education were taken into account." The tests were originally carried out on six subjects. They used benzaldehyde again and a second substance, isoamyl acetate, which smells like bananas. Sensitivity to benzal...

Sniff out flatulence

...s, slowly empty it and sniff. They had to rate the odour emitted on a scale of 0 (no odour) to 8 (very offensive). Eight of the guinea pigs wore specially designed gas-tight pantaloons made of metallised nylon which prevented any smell leakage. A catheter was attached to the subjects' anus. In addition t...

Armpit odour enhances mood

...d, a gauze pad strapped under the arm absorbed any odour they produced. Then more than 300 university stude... the research, suggested that hormones in the body odour of the young might act as a signal of aggression. She pointed to a recent study which showed that ...

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