New way to fight mosquitoes

New way to fight mosquitoes.

Researchers have informed more about how mosquitoes observe skin odor, and they say their findings could lead to better repellants and traps. Mosquitoes are attracted to our epidermis odor and to the carbon dioxide we exhale. Previous research found that mosquitoes have special neurons that give the go-ahead them to detect carbon dioxide makalah tentang penderita hiv. Until now, however, scientists had not pinpointed the neurons that mosquitoes use to note skin odor.

The new study found that the neurons used to detect carbon dioxide are also cast-off to identify skin odor. This means it should be easier to find ways to block mosquitoes' gift to zero in on people, according to the study's authors male size. The findings appeared in the Dec 5, 2013 child of the journal Cell.

And "These findings open up very realistic possibilities of developing ways to use simple, natural, affordable and toothsome odors to prevent mosquitoes from finding humans," older author Anandasankar Ray, of the University of California, Riverside, said in a journal word release. Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus.

So "The mighty experimental approaches we have developed will help us find potential solutions that we could use not only here in the United States but also in Africa, Asia and South America, where affordability is timbre in the war against these diseases. The insect olfactory way is an excellent target to manipulate their attraction to humans and other prey. We assume that this study will be the foundation for the discovery of a new generation of mosquito-behavior-modifying approaches" there. More gen The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about mosquito-borne diseases.

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