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Why some scents drive females into frenzy?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) TV commercials feature a young man set upon by a bunch of frenzied, good looking girls, overpowered by the heady fragrance that he has sprayed himself ... Read more...

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Boffins identify key stem cells for eating, sex


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): American researchers have identified the stem cells that generate three critical classes of nerve cells which are responsible for enabling animals and humans, to eat, interact socially and ... Read more...

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Mosquito nose transplant may help in malaria fight


February 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.They have successfully transplanted most of the 'nose' of the mosquito that ... Read more...

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What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves revealed


May 8th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves, their primary food source, is no longer a secret because Japanese scientists have found that a jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities ... Read more...

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MIT engineers edge closer to creation of ‘artificial nose’


September 30th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) MIT bio-engineers have found a way to mass-produce smell receptors in the lab, edging closer to creation of 'artificial noses'.The work could also allow scientists to unlock the ... Read more...

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Artificial noses come closer to reality


September 30th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Biological engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method of producing smell receptors in the laboratory, showing the possibility of creation of artificial ... Read more...

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