close-up of an Aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin
Researchers Discover What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans
A brain area of Aedes aegypti responds specifically to components of human sebum, a study finds.
Researchers Discover What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans
Researchers Discover What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans

A brain area of Aedes aegypti responds specifically to components of human sebum, a study finds.

A brain area of Aedes aegypti responds specifically to components of human sebum, a study finds.

odor receptor
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.