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Bug Spray Renders Humans Invisible To Mosquitoes

Bug Spray Renders Humans Invisible To Mosquitoes

Scientists discovered a way to shut down a mosquito's CO2 receptor neurons, making it more difficult for the insects to detect human scents.

Serena Chu
  • 10 december 2013

New research points to a new chemical that disables the part of the insect’s brain that is sensitive to human scent, making us invisible to these blood suckers. Of the three main ways that mosquitos sense their targets, scientists decided to focus on the strongest mosquito attractant, carbon dioxide.

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