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an <em>Aedes aegypti&nbsp;</em>mosquito, black with white dots and stripes on its joints and body, sitting on a person&#39;s skin and feeding.
Smelly Skin Compounds Draw Mosquitoes to Some People More than Others
People with more carboxylic acids in their body odor are more attractive to mosquitoes, a study finds.
Smelly Skin Compounds Draw Mosquitoes to Some People More than Others
Smelly Skin Compounds Draw Mosquitoes to Some People More than Others

People with more carboxylic acids in their body odor are more attractive to mosquitoes, a study finds.

People with more carboxylic acids in their body odor are more attractive to mosquitoes, a study finds.

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mouse nose peeking out from between two yellow objects
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
Sophie Fessl | Jun 20, 2022 | 3 min read
An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.
close-up of an Aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin
Researchers Discover What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans
Sophie Fessl | May 11, 2022 | 5 min read
A brain area of Aedes aegypti responds specifically to components of human sebum, a study finds.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020 | 1 min read
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
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