The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

The nose and lungs are a team, not a single player

The nose and lungs are a team, not a single player

It’s pretty much conventional wisdom that the entire respiratory tract – from nose to bronchioles – acts essentially as a single unit. New research in China suggests otherwise. Researchers developed a novel way to introduce allergens in the trachea of mice – at a point well past the nose, so that the nasal passages were […]