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Mammary messages

Identification of a pheromone that induces suckling in newborn rabbits sets a standard for studies on other mammals, and should prime investigations of the neurobiological basis of this behaviour.

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Blass, E. Mammary messages. Nature 424, 25–26 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/424025a

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