Short Takes - 2005-01-28

A secret ingredient isolated from the sweat of young women may be a romance booster for older women, according to an article in New Scientist magazine. Researchers added a compound, Pheromone 10:13, to a perfume and tested it along with a placebo with the same fragrance on 44 post-menopausal women. Among pheromone users, 41% reported more petting, kissing and affection with partners, while only 14% of placebo users reported an increase in affection from their partners.