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Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
A new class of pheromones, triacylglycerides, helps male fruit flies mark their mates to deter rivals.
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2014
Genetically modified tobacco plants produce pheromones that can trap pests.
Lifespan Tied to Pheromones
Kerry Grens | Dec 2, 2013
In worms and flies, the presence of the opposite sex can reduce longevity.
Week in Review: September 30–October 4
Tracy Vence | Oct 4, 2013
Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science
Pheromone for the Young
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2013
Researchers identify a compound in juvenile mice that inhibits the sexual advances of adult males.
Get a Whiff of This
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2013
An issue devoted to the latest research on how smells lead to actions
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2013 issue of
A Pheromone by Any Other Name
C. Ron Yu | Oct 1, 2013
Long known to play a role in sexual attraction, pheromones are revealing their influence over a range of nonsexual behaviors as researchers tease apart the neural circuitry that translates smells into action.