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Light and life at base pair resolution (1)

Quantum Biosystems Raises ¥1B in Series C Financing Round …developing a single-molecule sequencing technology intended to significantly reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of…

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SfN’s 2018 trap set for Democrats

Summary: Wave good-bye to the Democrats as if these light-tracking plants knew what they were doing. Why would SfN target only Democrats in this tweet?…

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Music to our ears and song in birds: a common sense approach

The ability of science writers to misrepresent what is known about cause and effect by biologists and attribute emotion to song in birds, visual input in some species, tactile input in others, and pheromones in insects defies common sense.

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Fatal attractions: a fear of pheromones

The fear of pheromones is denial of reality.

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The Knowing Nose: Chemical Signals Communicate Human Emotions

The combination of chemicals in the mixture and the effects of the mixture on women’s behavior enables us to make the claim that the mixture is a mixture of human pheromones.

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Human Pheromones: Epigenetic Effects of Odors and Their Affects on Behavior

Across species comparisons of epigenetic effects on genetically predisposed nutrient-dependent and hormone-driven invertebrate and vertebrate social and sexual behavior indicate that human pheromones also alter the development of the brain and behavior via the same molecular mechanisms.

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Pheromonemotionally speaking

Patisaul et al (2012) makes it clearer the “The role of oxytocin, for example, must be explained in the context of how pheromones, food odors, and endocrine disruptors epigenetically effect sociosexual behavior.”

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Playing with breasts (e.g, with a new THEORY of why only heterosexual men love them)

It is no fun to be ignored, but that seems to be a common problem for those who challenge theories, whether or not those theories make sense in the context of biological facts.

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Pheromones and multicellularity

…chemical signals akin to species-specific pheromones are responsible for the ligand-receptor binding that enables the progression to colony formation as a more effective means of nutrient acquisition.

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Human pheromones are like sugar (and spice)

Do you think if I told others that pheromones are like sugar (instead of spices) they would develop a taste for learning about what’s required to link sensory input – like food odors and pheromones- directly to hormones like GnRH and animal behavior?

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