Pheromones Work!

A quick check of the internet will find so many studies that pheromones do attract the opposite sex. Here  is a short list that we could easily add to:

"Many creatures including our fellow primates the New World Monkeys rely on highly specific scent molecules called pheromones to find a suitable mate. Even our humble mammal cousin, the mouse, was found to have 140 genes just for pheromone receptors when its genome was completely sequenced earlier this year."

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"Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are beginning to unravel how a mysterious sixth sense guides animal attraction. The scientists have made the first-ever recordings of patterns of brain activity in a mouse as it explores the sex and identity of a newly encountered animal."

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"Have an anxious cat? A synthetic chemical may be what it takes to put kitty at ease in unfamiliar territory, a new study suggests."

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"Researchers have found the first molecular clues about how a group of poorly understood chemical signals, called pheromones, enable mice to distinguish male from female."

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"Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are beginning to unravel how a mysterious sixth sense guides animal attraction. The scientists have made the first-ever recordings of patterns of brain activity in a mouse as it explores the sex and identity of a newly encountered animal."

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"It's very unusual in nature to find a pheromone that male vertebrates use in courtship and mating," said Lynne Houck, an associate professor of zoology at Oregon State University and co-principal investigator on the study, along with colleagues at the University of Chicago and University of Louisville. "Usually you find these types of pheromones only in the female."

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute reports: Pheromone Receptors Need "Escorts"

"Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researches and their colleagues have discovered that escort molecules are required to usher pheromone receptors to the surface of sensory neurons where they are needed to translate chemical cues."

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