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Bug Off

By Kerry Grens | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Karen Hopkin | 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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