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How mosquito brains encode human odor so they can seek us out

Mosquitoes. Bane of backyard picnics — and deadly in Zika- and dengue-prone regions. Most of the world’s mosquitos are opportunistic, willing to drink blood from …

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Surprise findings suggest mosquito odor sensors are sensitive to molecular regulation to avoid insect repellents

In what they call surprise findings, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that — unlike fruit flies — mosquitoes’ odor sensing nerve cells shut down when …

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