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  • Odorant shape and vibration likely lead to olfaction satisfaction

    University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten and his colleagues found that the vibration of an odorant molecule's chemical bonds contributes to the perception of smell.

    University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten and his colleagues found that the vibration of an odorant molecule's chemical bonds contributes to the perception of smell.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten and his colleagues found that the vibration of an odorant molecule's chemical bonds contributes to the perception of smell.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      VIDEO: Postdoctoral researcher Ilia Solov'yov explains how the shape and molecular vibration of an odorant triggers electron transfer in an odorant receptor.

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