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A synthetic chemical similar to bear bile—the bitter, yellow-green liquid drained from bear gallbladders and certain livestock—may one day help treat diabetes in people.
Move over, Chanel No. 5: Scientists have discovered why the scent of bile is irresistible to female sea lampreys.
Video by Brendan McCarthy. Text by Leanne Younes Note: This story was first published on February 9, 2012, and it was updated on December 21, 2012 with new information In a blistering tin shed on the outskirts of Hanoi, rows of caged Asiatic Black bears pant with thirst and gaze despairingly through the bars. The bears…