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How Mosquitoes Smell Us
2013-12-05 14:31:24

A new study has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.

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2011-06-02 05:55:00

In a dramatic breakthrough in the battle against malaria, researchers have identified a low-cost chemical that interferes with a mosquito’s ability to detect humans, scientists said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.