Sniff of sickness makes mums prime babies for life

日期:2019-03-09 08:18:09 作者:巢椎 阅读:

THE odour of disease makes pregnant mice boost their babies’ immunity. It is the first proof that social or environmental cues detected by a pregnant mother can alter traits in its babies. Female mice are attuned to the odour of male mice as it helps them pick a mate. Olivia Curno of the University of Nottingham, UK,