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.
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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.

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odor receptor

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.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
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.