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Ancient olfaction protein is shared by many bugs, offering new pest control target
...signs of pesticides and disease-controlling insect repellents
may be able to utilize this commonality to "blind" the insects to the smell of their prey. Walton D. Jones, Thuy-Ai T. Nguyen, Brian Kloss, Kevin J. Lee, and Leslie B. Vosshall: "Functional conservation of an insect odorant receptor gene across 250 ...
Fighting malaria by manipulating mosquitoes' sense of smell
...o malaria control that relies on powerful chemical repellents
and attractants deployed in ways that can both int... for developing extremely powerful attractants and repellents
for malaria mosquitoes and identifying effective methods for using them to reduce the spread of mala...
Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health
...nicipal waste, pulp mills, flame retardants, stain repellents
?there are all sorts of sources," says Todd O'Hara of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In laboratory studies and acute exposure scenarios, persistent organic pollutants have been shown to affect brain function, reproductive success, and the immun...
Mosquito repellents that emit high-pitched sounds don't prevent bites
...ystematic Review of the use of electronic mosquito repellents
(EMRs) failed to find any evidence that they work....ale mosquito. Manufacturers of electronic mosquito repellents
(EMRs) claim that the high pitch sound they emit repels female mosquitoes, and therefore protects pe...