The smell of line-dried laundry

You all have experienced that nice sensation of smelling line-dried clothes. Have you ever asked yourself what is responsible for that nice scent you are smelling? Now, thanks to Silvia Pugliese and collaborators we have an answer. The researchers washed IKEA cotton towels three times. The towels were then hanged out to dry a) inContinue reading “The smell of line-dried laundry”

Breath analysis and cancer

As you know I LOVE Mass Spectrometry. In previous posts I told you what mass spectrometry is, how I use it to analyze coffee and how it was used in breath analysis to follow the menstrual cycle. Today, I want to explain how mass spectrometry, in particular PTR-MS, was used in cancer research. Scientists canContinue reading “Breath analysis and cancer”

Why is baby smell so addicting?

Baby smell is addicting. Not only for newly parents, but for everyone. As soon as someone hold my daughter, the first thing they say is: “Ah, the baby smell. It is so good!” That’s why I decided to search into the scientific literature to find something about this addicting odor. Newborns’ smell is mainly givenContinue reading “Why is baby smell so addicting?”