Male proboscis monkeys have an advantage when a certain appendage of theirs is larger than that of the others. Mating for these monkeys depends on the size of their nose.
The shape of the nose can give you an idea where your ancestors likely lived. Here’s what your wide or narrow nostrils tell you about where you ancestors possibly came from.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2017
Bacteria in the human nose can create the new generation antibiotic that could kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Findings could lead to new treatments or preventive medicine.
Medicine July 28, 2016
A bacteria known to cause the infectious disease melioidosis can be contracted just by sniffing. The deadly pathogen can also travel to the brain and spinal cord within one day.
Public Health July 11, 2016
Noses of people worldwide are shaped by four genes, researchers have discovered. How can this discovery be used to unwrap mysteries in history as well as crime scenes?
May 20, 2016
Do you ever wonder how evolution affects the way our nose works? A Japanese research looked into that and revealed we don't do so well compared to our primate relatives.
Life March 26, 2016
A device developed by a team of Israeli researchers can sniff out cancer.
Life October 2, 2015
Identifying odors involves both the nose and the brain in a process that researchers say proved to be surprisingly simple. Despite the complexity of our brains, a simple linear calculation by our neurons can immediately identify a smell, they say.
Life January 13, 2015
By comparing the nasal anatomy of the Neanderthals with that of the modern humans, researchers concluded that the Neanderthals are not sub-species of the Homo Sapiens. Study even suggests that the group became extinct because of competition with modern humans.
Animals November 20, 2014
Loss of the sense of smell may be a predictor of death within 5 years, a study finds. Researchers say such a decline may be an early warning of health problems to come.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 1, 2014
Elephants are twice as good as dogs at determining smells. There is something in that long trunk after all!
Animals July 22, 2014
Artificial organs, grown from a patient's own cells, may herald a new age in medicine. The latest creations are nasal cavities and vaginas.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2014
What we thought were protecting us from viruses and bacteria may bring more harm than good. A study has found a dangerous component in personal care products that poses health risks to humans.
Life April 10, 2014
For people wondering why males have bigger noses, researchers from the University of Iowa might have an answer.
Animals November 20, 2013