N-pentyl acetate, an odorant responsible for the unique smell of bananas, is released in the urine of pregnant and lactating female mice. The chemical produces a stress response in male mice. The findings reveal how chemical signaling in female mice protects their offspring.
Researchers say the COVID pandemic has had an impact on people's cognitive abilities and risk perception.
Researchers have identified specific proteins that drive the development of cancer stem cells. They report targeting and suppressing galectin1, in addition to radiation therapy, could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer.
A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a new study reports.
Axonal swelling in the Purkinje cells of mice had no detrimental impact on firing rate or the speed at which axons transmit signals. At peak firing rate, axons with swellings were less likely to fail than those without.
Findings of a new study could help to design better strategies to improve sleep in workers with atypical work schedules.