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Geneticists close in on how mosquitoes sniff out human sweat

Geneticists close in on how mosquitoes sniff out human sweat

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How mosquitoes sniff out human sweat

One of the biggest however, is why are some people more attractive to mosquitoes than others. Thanks to geneticists, we may have ...

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Jan. 25, 2018

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Mosquitoes drawn to lactic acid smell in human sweat

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Female mosquitoes searching for a meal of blood detect people partly by using a special olfactory receptor to home in on our sweat.

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It's the odor from lactic acid and other acidic volatiles in human sweat that some mosquitoes

WASHINGTON – Scientists know that mosquitoes have attracted lactic acid in human sweat for decades, but at the time of advanced genetics, they maintained ...

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Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

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Scientists find out how mosquitoes look for people's sweat

Basically, it depends on how you smell and since mosquitoes have excellent scent receptors in their antennae, they can smell any human within 100 feet ...

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It is proved that the main secret of “selectivity” of mosquitoes consists not only in genetics and “chemistry” of the human body, but also depends on some ...

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We are often asked why mosquitoes prefer some humans over others. Well, it all comes down to how good you smell (or bad, depending on your perspective).

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This was linked to a person's blood type and genetics, among other things. In addition, mosquitoes are attracted to certain body odors, body temperature and ...

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Various factors, from your blood type to how often you shower, can all affect

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