Mysterious structure at the tip of the nose could be a special alarm sensor.
Fear stinks. And its stench tickles a recently re-discovered set of nerves in the tip of a mouse’s nose.
Swiss researchers report in the Aug. 22 Science that they have finally found a function for a structure
called the Grueneberg ganglion. The structure, composed of about 500 neurons, is
an alarm pheromone sensor, say Marie-Christine Broillet, a neurophysiologist at