The pleasant smell of wet soil indicates danger to bacteria-eating worms, researchers find

Journal Reference: Liana Zaroubi, Imge Ozugergin, Karina Mastronardi, Anic Imfeld, Chris Law, Yves Gélinas, Alisa Piekny, Brandon L. Findlay. The Ubiquitous Soil Terpene Geosmin Acts as a Warning Chemical. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2022; DOI: 10.1128/aem.00093-22 But as a new study just published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology points out, that smell also … Read more

The art of smell: Research suggests the brain processes smell both like a painting and a symphony

Journal Reference: Zhen Chen, Krishnan Padmanabhan. Top-down feedback enables flexible coding strategies in the olfactory cortex. Cell Reports, 2022; 38 (12): 110545 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.110545 “These findings reveal a core principle of the nervous system, flexibility in the kinds of calculations the brain makes to represent aspects of the sensory world,” said Krishnan Padmanabhan, Ph.D., an … Read more

Gene allowing humans to feel touch may play a role in sense of smell

Journal Reference: Xiaoyu Liang, Canyon Calovich-Benne, Adam Norris. Sensory neuron transcriptomes reveal complex neuron-specific function and regulation of mec-2/Stomatin splicing. Nucleic Acids Research, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab1134 Researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University) have determined that a gene linked to feeling touch may moonlight as an olfactory gene. That’s the conclusion drawn from studying a very … Read more

Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain

Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain – NovLink Home Mash E Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain We would love to say thanks to the writer of this short … Read more

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