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Researchers Induce Sense of Smell via Electrical Stimulation for the First Time

November 27, 2018

For the first time ever, a group of researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have deployed electrodes to…
Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

October 26, 2018

Research into how breathing affects the brain has become an ever-more popular field in recent years and new…
Scientists Sniff Out How the ‘Nose Knows’

May 11, 2018

One of the oldest senses to develop evolutionarily, the sense of smell allows land animals with backbones—from hound…
Why humans have big protruding noses, even though our sense of smell is pretty bad?

April 3, 2018

Have you ever noticed that our noses are quite big? Humans don‘t have a particularly strong sense of…
Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face

February 20, 2018

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford and Penn State have identified 15 genes…
Understanding Images: Human nose shape and climate adaptation

June 12, 2017

The nose is one of the most easily recognizable parts of the face and varies quite a lot,…
Sniffing out stem cell fates in the nose

May 12, 2017

Adult stem cells have the ability to transform into many types of cells, but tracing the path individual…
Nose form was shaped by climate

March 17, 2017

Big, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, pug, hooked, bulbous or prominent, humans inherit their nose…
Genes for nose shape found

May 20, 2016

Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study. The four genes…
Humans’ built-in GPS is our 3-D sense of smell

June 18, 2015

Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into…
Humans have a nose for gender

May 5, 2014

The human body produces chemical cues that communicate gender to members of the opposite sex, according to researchers…
Staph can lurk deep within nose, study finds

December 13, 2013

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have revealed that formerly overlooked sites deep inside the nose may be…
The big male nose

November 18, 2013

New study explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s Human noses come in all shapes and sizes.…
The nose’s unheralded neighbor: maxillary sinuses make room for different nose shapes

March 13, 2013

Pity the poor maxillary sinuses. Those bulbous pouches on either side of the human nose are known more…
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