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Contraceptives decreases Libido

...ll may find themselves less responsive to the very smells which attract them to men, say researchers. The st...easured the ability of women to detect distinctive smells such as musk - while taking and not taking the Pill. They found that women who were not taking the...

Armpit odour enhances mood

The armpit smells of old ladies are the latest mood-enhancing substa...ed. Then more than 300 university students sampled smells taken at random, filling in before and after questionnaires designed to test their mood. People who ...

Sniff out flatulence

...s think they have discovered the Holy Grail of bad smells - a product that could wipe out the lingering effe...y say it is not true that men produce more violent smells than women. In fact, it is the other way around, although men may emit a greater volume of bad odour...

Women's strong sense of smell

...the same in women as men. Theories have also shown smells activate a greater region in the brain in women th...ain and a second substance, isoamyl acetate, which smells like bananas. Sensitivity to benzaldehyde increased substantially for both the experienced women gr...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

...cells.//The main job of these reurons is to detect smells and send that information to the brain as an electrical signal.The ‘nose’ is really a channel in the neurons’ membrane that opens when an odour is presented and closes as the neuron becomes desensitised to that smell. By measuring the signals from t...

Sniff to compatibility

...their fathers. The theory implies// that a man who smells similar to a woman's father is likely to have a co...gest that being attracted to some of father's gene smells may be a safe gamble for a woman to ensure her offspring gets a tried and tested immune system....

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

...r cells.The main job of these neurons is to detect smells and send that information to the brain as an electrical signal. The ‘nose’ is really a channel in the neurons’ membrane that opens when an odour is presented and closes as the neuron becomes desensitised to that smell.By measuring the signals from ...

The issue of urinary incontinence

...ary tract infection (and it is infected urine that smells most). A well-designed incontinence pad should dea... would ever be a method of neutralising unpleasant smells from stale urine....

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

...iably detected, the ability to distinguish between smells and the ability to recognize the name of an odour with the help of response clues. Researchers found that sense of smell was diminished in 57 per cent of the alcoholics. Alcohol abuse has been known in the past to lead to Korsakoff's syndrome, a sev...

Virtual Reality For Treating Stress Disorders

...The virtual reality recreates the sight, sound and smells of the experience that had left so much of an impression in the lives of the patients. People suffering from PTSD had said that by reliving their experiences have helped them overcome their sense of panic and get a control of their stress reactions ...

Brain scans show why we always have room for dessert

... again and found strong emotional responses to the smells got weaker after the volunteers ate the corresponding food. A person's response to the peanut butter odor changed after eating some peanut butter, but a vanilla smell made the brain light up again. Eventually, the abstract picture associated with va...

Understanding The Role Of Olfaction In Taste

...r food formulation as fundamental research on food smells finds olfaction is uniquely a "dual" sense, in that the brain perceives the same smell molecule differently if it arrives through the nose, rather than the mouth. // Based on a recent study researchers at Yale University report that the smell of ch...

‘Miracle’ HIV Cure Claim Under Scrutin

...uld find out more. Grulich says the 'whole story smells a bit fishy' and can't be regarded as credible until further tests are carried out in a transparent way, because the legal threats have muddied the waters. Stimpson clearly could benefit either from establishing the first positive test was wrong, or ...

Scented Garments Hit The Market

...e vera, T-shirts with vitamin C and underwear that smells like vanilla have been developed as the textile industry takes its cue from the food industry.// This serves to give the garments an additional function in addition to keeping the body warm. Whether the clothes keep their promises is a contentious...

Link between position and sense of smell revealed

...of phenyl ethyl alcohol. This is a chemical that smells like roses. Subjects were asked to sit and then lie down to test their sensitivity of smell recognition. It is surprising to find that 64 % could smell better when upright in a chair but those in the reclining position needed a stronger concentra...

Research Identifies Osteoporosis Controlling Protein

...ly stage targets go, this looks promising. It just smells like a good target.' Source: Eurekalert...

Detection of Neurological Disorder is Just a Sniff Away!!

...d a relationship between identification of various smells such as coffee, whisky, roses and bleach and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Scientific director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Christos Pantelis said, "The test has proved very va...

Researchers Discover How We Differentiate Smells

... the brain learns to differentiate between similar smells simply through passive experience, shedding light ...n how we ultimately learn to identify thousands of smells from birth. The study also revealed for the first time how and where the brain modifies and updates ...

Scent of a Rose may Give More Than Pleasure

...pus than visual and auditory ones. That may be why smells can be linked so closely to memory, and may revive forgotten joys, humiliations and other remembrances of things past. According to Born, who published these findings in the journal Science, the improvements found in the study may help scientists d...

A New Test Kit to Detect Spoilt Food

...than tell-tale clues of food spoilage such as foul smells and the appearance of mold, spoilage sometimes can be difficult to detect by the average consumer. Current scientific methods used to identify foodborne pathogens often require expensive equipment, are time consuming (ranging from hours to days) and ...

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