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Smelly cells

(article, Culinate staff)

From the cutting edge of science comes this wacky scent report: Cells throughout our bodies have the same odor receptors as those in our noses. 

"It opens the door to questions about whether the heart, for instance, 'smells' that fresh-brewed cup of coffee or cinnamon bun," reported the website Science Daily.

The research field even has a name: sensomics, which "focuses on understanding exactly how the mouth and the nose sense key aroma, taste and texture compounds in foods, especially comfort foods like chocolate and roasted coffee."