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Cell. 2014 Feb 27;156(5):878-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.02.003.

Stop the biting: targeting a mosquito's sense of smell.

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The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, The Center for Sensory Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address: cpotter@jhmi.edu.

Abstract

Mosquitoes are a great threat to human health. Fortunately, they have a weakness: they utilize their sense of smell to target a human host. Recent studies examine the effectiveness of protecting humans from attack by ablating or odorant targeting mosquito olfactory receptors. The results are both promising and alarming.

PMID:
24581489
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2014.02.003
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