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The Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Behind Rin'GO

The Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists Behind Rin'GO

Rin'GO rings have a great deal of science behind them, with two Nobel Prize-winning Laureates discovering how to bring these natural essential oils to the general public in a safe and easy way.

Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck are the scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 2004 for their research on the olfactory system. Axel is a scientific investigator at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Buck works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Both of them worked on how scents work on the body and they were honored for their discoveries that clarify how the olfactory (nose and smell) system works.

A short documentary about the two Nobel Prize laureates can be watched here:
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2004/buck/documentary

Rin'GO's nasal inhaler was developed as a single-use product using cellulose material that is infused with different natural oil scents that have a healing effect on the body. The essential oils contain aromatic compositions that specifically trigger certain reactions in the human body.

Axel and Buck in 1991 discovered how hundreds of genes in a human's DNA code work, how they send electric signals to the brain, and how it affects the body. They discovered how a group of cells on the wall of the nasal cavity is the clearinghouse for the sense of smell.

None of those genes had ever been discovered before. They tried to trace how the brain uses the smell responses and differential between the odors.

The initial discoveries were using rat DNA and led to the discovery of the odorant receptors. The discovery with the 100 different genes and their research, they say, is just the tip of the iceberg to how scents affect the human body.

The basis of the research by Axel and Buck is how Rin'GO was created. Now, the easy-to-use cellulose rings are available for everyone.
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