Beagles are known as good hunters. So why not send them in search of deadly bacteria?
Elderly people have a distinct smell, confirm researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, but contrary to stereotype their scent isn’t all bad.
Who doesn’t love the scent of a juicy slab of bacon? People with two functional copies of a gene linked to the OR7D4 odor receptor, that’s who.
They’re man’s best friend, but dogs, it turns out, may also be a doctor’s newest secret weapon for detecting cancer.
Loss of smell is often an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, and, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could possibly serve as a warning sign at the onset of the disease. Previous research has explored the relationship between loss of smell—or olfactory dysfunction—and the accumulation of a protein