Latest News

Decoding characteristic food odors

How are we able to recognize foodstuffs like strawberries, coffee, barbecued meat or boiled potatoes by smell alone? Foodstuffs contain more than 10,000 different volatile substances. But only around 230 of these determine the odor of food. Narrowing it down further, between just three and 40 of these key odors are responsible for encoding the typical smell of an individual foodstuff. These compounds are then decoded by around 400 olfactory receptors in the nose.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Changing clocks, changing seasons: Scientists find role for neuronal plasticity

  • Genetic tug of war in the brain influences parental control over offspring behavior

  • Generally accepted tools used to select patients for aneurysm treatment in need of further evaluation

  • Analysis of post deployment health assessment forms indicates risks of alcohol abuse among service members returning from deployment

  • Parents inclined to misjudge child happiness based on personal feelings

  • Young adults with autism show improved social function following skills program

  • Discovery about brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's disease

  • Getting to the bottom of aging

  • Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds

  • People walk slower, swerve when texting while distracted

  •