Rodents' responses to social clues linked to unusual subset of neurons in the nose
April 27, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
How mice respond to social cues — instinctive reactions driven by their superb sense of smell — may involve a unique set of neurons in the nose, according to a new study by Fred Hutch biologist and Nobel Laureate Dr. Linda Buck and colleagues.
Through large-scale analysis of odor detection, Linda Buck and colleagues find extraordinary diversity, bias in odor recognition
July 18, 2011
| By Kristen Woodward & Colleen Steelquist
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have gained a broader and more detailed understanding of how mammals perceive odors and send such sensory input to the brain. The findings, by principal investigator Dr. Linda Buck of the Basic Sciences Division, were published June 22 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The work builds on previous Nobel Prize-winning research by Buck.