Newborn Mice Depend on Mom's Signature Scent (video) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption For newborn mice to suckle for the very first time and survive, they depend on a signature blend of scents that is unique to their mothers. The findings, published online on October 4 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveal that mom's natural perfume consists of odors emitted from the amniotic fluid, which served to nourish and protect those young mice before they were born. Credit Current Biology, a Cell Press Journal, Logan et al. Usage Restrictions Under embargo until 12 Noon ET on October 4, 2012 Please use proper credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.