Tag: Nose

Selfies Are Making More People Head To The Plastic Surgeon For Nose Jobs

A new study found that selfies can make noses 30 percent larger than they actually are. This is sending many people to the plastic surgeons in search of correcting their "large" noses.

Viral March 5, 2018

Selfies Can Make Your Nose Look 30 Percent Bigger

A mathematical model revealed that people's nose may look bigger in their selfies. What's a good distance between the face and the camera to avoid this distortion in photos?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2018

Proboscis Monkeys' Nose Size Does Matter For Their Sex Life

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.

Animals February 23, 2018

Your Nose Shape Offers Clues Where Your Ancestors Lived

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

Scientists Find New Antibiotic In Nose Gunk That Can Kill MRSA

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

Sniffing Can Infect Your Brain With This Deadly Bacteria That Can Kill Victims Within One Day

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

Four Genes Shape Human Noses, Researchers Discover

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

Your Nose Is A Bad Air Conditioner And A New Study Tries To Answer Why Humans Have Protruding Noses

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

Ovarian Cancer Spotted By An Electronic Nose

A device developed by a team of Israeli researchers can sniff out cancer.

Life October 2, 2015

How Does the Nose 'Know' What Odors Are and What They Mean?

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

The Nose Knows: Neanderthals a Separate Species, New Research Claims

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

How good is your nose? Apparently it can predict your life span

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 have best sense of smell of all mammals

Elephants are twice as good as dogs at determining smells. There is something in that long trunk after all!

Animals July 22, 2014

Artificial vagina, nasal cartilage grown in lab, implanted in patients: What next?

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

Antimicrobial in soaps, toothpaste, shampoos promotes growth of Staph in human throats and noses: Study

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

Battle of the noses: Why men's noses are bigger than women's?

For people wondering why males have bigger noses, researchers from the University of Iowa might have an answer.

Animals November 20, 2013

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