• Vanderbilt University

    Video: New, strong insect repellent discovered

    Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a new insect repellent compound that may be thousands of times stronger than DEET, the active ingredient currently in common mosquito repellents. This new compound is the first of its kind in the world.  … Read More

    Apr 11, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast Newscast: Vanderbilt on “Grey’s Anatomy”

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: A Vanderbilt doctor’s amazing surgery lands on “Grey’s Anatomy” Scientists create a breakthrough bug repellant A Vandy minister’s actions honored by the White House   [vucastblurb]  … Read More

    Nov 4, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mosquitoes use several different kinds of odor sensors to track human prey

    Graduate students Chao Liu and R. Jason Pitts Origin of DEET’s repellent effect confirmed It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey. That is the implication of new research into the mosquito’s sense of smell published… Read More

    Aug 31, 2010