How catnip makes the chemical that causes cats to go crazy

New research has given scientists a big clue about how catnip produces its intoxicating chemical. And they believe that catnip, once reserved for cats, could one day help humans fight cancer.

Synthetic secrets of catnip compound revealed

A newly discovered step in the biosynthesis of the cat crazy compound may help synthetic biologists engineer pathways to pharmaceuticals

Tue 11 Dec 18 from CandEN

The science behind how catnip drives cats crazy - and how it could be used to help cancer patients

New research has given scientists a big clue about how catnip produces its intoxicating chemical. And they believe that catnip, once reserved for cats, could one day help humans fight cancer.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Study shows how catnip synthesizes chemical that drives cats wild

According to a new study, terpene -- the intoxicating chemical in catnip -- is the produced by an unusual chain of chemical reactions.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from UPI

How Catnip Makes The Chemical That Triggers Feline Euphoria

NewsResearchers have shed light on how catnip produces the chemical that sends cats into a state of wanton abandon.Contributed Author: John Innes CentreTopics: Chemistry

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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