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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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