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Science Nation: New mosquito repellant could be frightening…for mosquitoes

by | Posted on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 — 2:08 PM

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Laurence Zwiebel, professor of biological sciences, and his team have discovered the scent that attracts malaria-bearing mosquitoes to humans. The discovery could lead to a scent-based repellant that drives the disease-bearing pests away.

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