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Altering the 'flavor' of humans could help fight malaria

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A specialized area of the mosquito brain mixes tastes with smells to create unique and preferred flavors. These findings advance the possibility of identifying a substance that makes "human flavor" repulsive to the malaria-bearing species of the mosquitoes, so instead of feasting on us, they keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide.
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