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Chemical Compound Could Mask Human Smells From Mosquitoes
2013-09-10 10:01:54

[ Watch the Video: Masking Our Scent So We Don’t Get Bit ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous insects on Earth, but researchers from the USDA’s Mosquito and Fly Unit in Gainesville, Florida are currently working on a new form of protection against the blood-sucking, disease-carrying pests. In research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, research chemist Dr....

2009-08-18 07:21:14

After searching for 50 years, scientists finally have discovered new mosquito repellents that beat DEET for warding off those pesky, disease-carrying insects. The stuff seems like a dream come true. It makes mosquitoes buzz off three times longer than DEET, the active ingredient in many of today's bug repellents. It does not have the unpleasant odor and it does not cause DEET's sticky-skin sensation. But there's a fly in the ointment. The odds are against any of the new repellents finding a...

2009-08-17 15:20:53

U.S. scientists say they've created new mosquito repellents that perform better than DEET, the most used chemical to repel the disease-carrying insects. U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers said their new repellents work three times longer than DEET, eliminates DEET's unpleasant odor and don't cause DEET's sticky-skin sensation. But scientists caution the new repellents might never find a place on store shelves. Ulrich Bernier, the USDA's lead researcher for the repellent study, said...

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2009-08-16 12:55:00

After searching for more than 50 years, scientists finally have discovered a number of new mosquito repellents that beat DEET, the gold standard for warding off those pesky, sometimes disease-carrying insects. The stuff seems like a dream come true. It makes mosquitoes buzz off three times longer than DEET, the active ingredient in many of today's bug repellents. It does not have the unpleasant odor of DEET. And it does not cause DEET's sticky-skin sensation. But there's a fly in the...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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