Thursday, June 02, 2011

AFP: Mosquitoes are suckered in new malaria research

AFP: Mosquitoes are suckered in new malaria research: "PARIS — In the biggest lab breakthrough against malaria in years, scientists on Wednesday said they had identified odour molecules that baffle blood-thirsty mosquitoes.
The molecules disrupt carbon-dioxide sensors that alert mosquitoes to exhaled breath, which signals the presence of a human nearby, the team reported.
The work could lead to revolutionary but low-cost chemicals to confuse, deter or trap mosquitoes, it said."

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