Must be something about the end of the year…
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Molecule shape affects smell perception, says study

By staff reporter, 23-Dec-2008

Changing the shape of the molecules that create fragrances in a flower or fruit may influence our perception of their smell, according to a new study.

In a paper published in the Chemistry & Biology journal a team of researchers led by Dr. Kevin Ryan from The City College of New York set out to investigate how our sensory perception of scent-producing molecules is affected by molecule size.
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