sexta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2013

Mosquitoes attraction

Researchers from Yale University have identified the proteins used by the malaria mosquito to sense their victims. Malaria affects hundreds of thousands f people around the world, occurs in areas that fits half the planet’s population and causes around a million deaths every year.
One of the substances found to have great impact on the insects is the indol, which occurs naturally in human blood. This may explain why some people seems to be much more attractive. For the mosquitoes, some people smell good and some doesn’t.
This finding is exciting, as it may lead to better insect repellent or insect traps.


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