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Bug Off

By | October 3, 2013

Identification of a DEET-sensitive olfactory receptor leads to alternative, possibly better, repellants.


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Some Mosquitoes Ignore DEET

By | February 21, 2013

The olfactory receptor neurons of some mosquitoes become less sensitive to the insect repellent after previous exposure.


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Sweet Smell of Success

By | July 1, 2012

With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.


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