Monthly Archives: September 2012

Smell, an Interesting Marker for Psychopathic Traits

by Savitha.C.Muppala on  September 22, 2012 at 7:47 AM Mental Health News A recent study has revealed another distinguishing factor of psychopaths, who were found to have a very poor sense of smell. As we all know, psychopaths lack empathy, and exhibit … Continue reading

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Precise Detection by the Nose: Researchers Decipher Interaction of Fragrances and Olfactory Receptors

ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2011) — Banana, mango or apricot — telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose. How the olfactory organ distinguishes such similar smells has been uncovered by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the … Continue reading

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How to Make High-End Perfumes Without Whale Barf

ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2012) — University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need … Continue reading

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