George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies
George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies
Over nearly 50 years, the Monell Chemical Senses Center chemist investigated a range of topics, from the smell of cancer to body odor’s effects on human physiology and behavior.
George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies
George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies

Over nearly 50 years, the Monell Chemical Senses Center chemist investigated a range of topics, from the smell of cancer to body odor’s effects on human physiology and behavior.

Over nearly 50 years, the Monell Chemical Senses Center chemist investigated a range of topics, from the smell of cancer to body odor’s effects on human physiology and behavior.

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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
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Malarial Mosquitos Drawn to Human Smell
Malarial Mosquitos Drawn to Human Smell
Dan Cossins | May 17, 2013
Mosquitos infected by the malaria parasite are more likely to land on and probe a substrate laced with human body odor than their uninfected counterparts.