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Mosquitoes Detect Human Scents Better During The Nighttime
2013-08-31 07:21:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours. The study, which appears in this week’s edition of the open-access journal Nature: Scientific Reports, used an integrative approach to investigate the...

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2011-04-17 07:39:46

Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth Insects have a highly sensitive sense of smell. Extremely low concentrations of odor molecules in the air are sufficient to be detected by receptor neurons on their antennae. Specific proteins, so-called receptor proteins, expressed in these neurons recognize the odors. The odor molecules bind to the receptors and produce chemical and electrical signals that are processed in the insect brain and eventually...

2009-09-30 09:29:59

Why recognizing sex pheromone components of the silkworm moth at the scale of atoms and molecules impacts on eco-friendly agriculture New research announced today, Wednesday 30th September, by a team of leading scientists working with the UK's national Synchrotron, Diamond Light Source, could have a significant impact on the development and refinement of new eco-friendly pest control methods for worldwide agriculture. Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, the study was carried out by...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'