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Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males

An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.

An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.

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Goldenrods that evolved in the presence of herbivores release volatile chemicals that trigger defenses in neighboring plants of their species, even those that are genetically unrelated.
Neurobiologist Paul Greengard Dies
Ashley Yeager | Apr 15, 2019
The Nobel laureate revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate.