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

by | Mar. 6, 2012, 2:08 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

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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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