Monday, Nov 28, 2022



How the coronavirus steals the sense of smell

March 07, 2022 2:33 pm

Scientists are now beginning to unravel the biological mechanisms, which have been something of a mystery: The neurons that detect odors lack the receptors that the coronavirus uses to enter cells, prompting a long debate about whether they can be infected at all

Body odour may smell worse to you than your ancient ancestors

February 04, 2022 6:22 pm

A team of scientists has identified the olfactory receptors for two common odor molecules: a musk found in soaps and perfumes and a compound prominent in smelly underarm sweat

What is 'Parosmia', the post-Covid symptom making children 'fussy eaters'?

January 21, 2022 1:18 pm

Covid can cause parosmia as it causes inflammation to the roof of the nose leading to altered smell. It temporarily damages the receptors and nerves involved with the sense of smell, said Dr Jagdish Kathwate, consultant neonatologist and pediatrician

Sometimes, life stinks. So he invented the nasal ranger

January 18, 2022 1:15 pm

Of the human senses, smell is perhaps the most elusive yet powerful. In any given moment, it can be a time capsule, jerking us back to a half-forgotten past.

Struggling with loss of taste and smell? These Ayurvedic tips can help

November 27, 2021 7:10 pm

”The good news is that you can take the help of home remedies to get your smell and taste back on track" said Dr Nitika Kohli

Simple test to check adulteration in sugar at home

November 10, 2021 6:44 pm

FSSAI shared a simple test to detect sugar adulteration with urea

Study finds fruit flies react to smells while asleep

October 15, 2021 5:31 pm

When fruit flies were exposed to varying concentrations of acetic acid they exhibited different reactions.

‘Super taster’ who lost sense of smell is helping Italians regain it

August 21, 2021 6:15 pm

A distaste for blandness is what got Crippa into food in the first place

Embarrassed by odour? Know what your body is trying to tell you

October 05, 2019 11:06 am

Awkwardness aside, these smells can point you towards biological happenings that may need a consultation with a medical professional.

'Witnesses can catch criminals just by their smell'

June 13, 2016 12:21 pm

According to a new study, people who witness a crime can identify criminals by their smell, and that humans are able to distinguish individuals by their unique body odour much better than anticipated.