Sensory Ecology

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors, which are the portals by which information about the environment reaches the interior of cells and leads to their responses. About half of all drugs work by interacting with G-protein-coupled receptors.

Can a machine match a dogs nose?

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Reprinted in Gerl and Morris 2008 (Fernandez and Morris © 2007 American Naturalist)