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Olfactory/Taste

Hunger cues

Why does food smell so good when we're hungry? Animals use their sense of smell to navigate the world--to find food, sniff out mates and smell danger. But when a hungry animal smells food and a member of the opposite sex at the same time,…

Could catnip become the new DEET?

The common plant shows promise as a new natural insect repellentCredit: Gallio lab / Northwestern New collaborative research from Northwestern University and Lund University may have people heading to their backyard instead of the…

How SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

Credit: Photo: Michael Laue/RKI & Carsten Dittmayer/Charité Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the…