Human Pheromones

Human pheromones: What should these idiots do next?


Human pheromones: Where did we go wrong? What should we do next? Excerpt: …if we are to find human pheromones, we need to treat ourselves as if we were a newly discovered mammal, and use the rigorous chemical methods and…
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Pheromones, GnRH, and early diagnosis


Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Excerpt: Professor Perdita Barran, of the University of Manchester, aims to identify differences in chemicals present on the skin surface of people with Parkinson’s. Reported as: The amazing woman who can…
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Forces of “Nature” (part 3)


Straight up, with a twist: New model derives homochirality from basic life requirements Excerpt:  In every living thing on Earth, all amino acids are left-handed, and all sugars are right-handed. Glycine is an achiral amino acid. It is the only…
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Pheromones and unconscious affects


Conducting a Field Test on Pheromones Excerpt: “…my pheromonal research suggests that any individual who is looking to elicit increased affection from women should 1) ask them what they’re reading 2) offer a compliment and 3) spill a bowl of…
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De novo creation of olfactory receptor genes

terrarium eco system

Large-scale transcriptional profiling of chemosensory neurons identifies receptor-ligand pairs in vivo Reported as:  Deciphering the olfactory receptor code Excerpt: Its applications, countless, extend for example to the domain of chemicals able to trigger predetermined behaviors in mammals or in insects,…
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Ecological validity vs evolutionary theory

Genetic code

Functional characterisation of a SNP in the ABCC11 allele—Effects on axillary skin metabolism, odour generation and associated behaviours Excerpt: …the fact that a single SNP plays such a large role in governing this specific aspect of human behaviour is quite…
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Science fiction, not theories, predicts facts

The past is not the key to the present

Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry Excerpt: The effect on the wings being moved seems to agitate the flies, as revealed by changes in their brain chemistry. Flies exposed to an electric field…
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Epigenetically-effected sexual orientation


The neurobiology and psychology of pedophilia: recent advances and challenges Excerpt: Support for a neurodevelopmental pathway comes from research investigating epigenetic dysregulation of sexual development in general, physical characteristics, and functional as well as structural brain differences in pedophilia. From…
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Defining pheromone


Earlier today, I discovered a change to what Google displays as the definition of a “pheromone.” a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal, especially a mammal or an insect, affecting the behavior or physiology of…
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