Fruit Flies and the Smell Sense: How a Molecule's Vibration Can Change Its Smell

  • Published5 Aug 2013
  • Reviewed5 Aug 2013
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  • Source Beckman Institute

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What can a fruit fly teach you about your sense of smell? Quite a lot! In this video from the Beckman Institute, theoretical biophysicist Ilia Solov'yov discusses his recent study and shares what fruit flies have taught him about the complexities of our sense of smell.

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