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02 June 2011

New odour developed confuses mosquitoes

In the biggest lab breakthrough against malaria in years, scientists said they had identified odour molecules that baffle blood-thirsty mosquitoes.

In the biggest lab breakthrough against malaria in years, scientists said they had identified odour molecules that baffle blood-thirsty mosquitoes.

They could be invaluable in poor tropical countries, providing an alternative to DEET, a skin repellent that is expensive, needs repeat applications and is showing worrying signs of resistance.

 
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