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2014-02-12 23:30:23

Pheromone Advantage reviews have been popping up all over the Internet, and GentlemensUniversity.com reveals the truth about this cologne that claims it makes it so much easier to attract the opposite gender. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Pheromone Advantage claims that people can amplify their appeal to the opposite sex and even intimidate others from the same sex by simply spritzing some spray on. This has caught the attention of GentlemensUniversity.com’s Stan Stevenson,...

Sex, Smell And Science
2013-08-02 08:43:15

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two people smell exactly alike. That is, noses sense odors in individual ways. What one nose finds offensive, another may find pleasant, while another might not smell anything at all. Scientists have long known the way things smell to us is determined by our genes. Now, two studies appearing in the journal Current Biology have identified "the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity and perception in...

2012-05-03 09:41:08

Genetics may help determine how good your meal tastes, according to a report published May 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The study investigated how people with different versions of the gene for an odor receptor gene, which is sensitive to a specific compound naturally present in pig meat, rated the taste of different pork samples. In both smell and taste tests, participants' response depended on the version of the gene they had, with one version resulting in more favorable...

Genes May Explain Why Some People Don't Like  Meat
2012-05-03 06:12:52

If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study. Duke University Medical Center scientists, working with colleagues in Norway, found that about 70 percent of people have two functional copies of a gene linked to an odor receptor that detects a compound in male mammals called androstenone, which is common in pork. People with one or no functional copies of the gene can tolerate the scent of...

2009-12-09 01:13:47

Humans have the same receptors for detecting odors related to sex as do other apes and primates. But each species uses them in different ways, stemming from the way the genes for these receptors have evolved over time, according to Duke University researchers. Varying sensitivity to these sex-steroid odors may play a role in mate selection -- and perhaps prevent cross-species couplings, the researchers speculate. The researchers analyzed the sequences and functions of the gene for the odorant...

2009-07-30 12:28:00

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human pheromones are over-stated, or are they? There has been an on-going debate in the scientific community as to whether or not human pheromones exist, and, if they do, exactly what effect they have on us. For most of us in the lay community, pheromones are thought of as sexual attractants and nothing more. So the Sense of Smell Institute, the research and education division of The Fragrance Foundation, turned to the experts in the field and...