FunWhat is the fish smell syndrome?

What is the fish smell syndrome?

It is a rare disease, which affects one person in every 200,000, whose main clinical manifestation is that patients who suffer from it give off a strong smell of rotten fish , a phenomenon that is accentuated by perspiring and eating foods rich in choline. It occurs due to a congenital error of metabolism due to a failure in the oxidative system of trimethylamine in the liver, which allows this volatile enzyme, with an unpleasant odor, to pass into the blood, secretions, breath and urine. The disease is also known as trimetitaminemia or trimethitaminuria .

The only treatment for this rare syndrome, for now, is a diet control avoiding all foods that contain trimethylamine. Yogurts and juices minimize odor.

Japanese scientists create a 'washing machine for humans'

Can you imagine taking a relaxing bath in a machine that washes you with bubbles, plays relaxing music or videos?

Insect swarms generate as much electricity as a thunderstorm

Swarms of bees can generate an electrical charge of 1,000 volts per meter, a higher voltage density than thunderclouds and electrified dust storms.

This is what the Earth's magnetic field sounds like

The shield that protects our planet sounds 'pretty scary', according to ESA engineers.

Days were only 17 hours long 2.46 billion years ago

It was when the Moon was much closer to our planet. As the centuries pass, the Moon slowly recedes and the length of our day gradually lengthens accordingly.

Women are better at doing crosswords

A new study has revealed that women have a 'small but robust' advantage over time.

More