New chemical compound could make humans "invisible" to mosquitoes

It's a breakthrough in the fight against disease-carrying mosquitoes. Researchers have found a chemical that disables the part of the insect's brain that smells humans. Future bug repellents based on the compounds could give people an invisibility cloak against the winged pests. We talked to a scientist who worked on… » 12/06/13 2:05pm 12/06/13 2:05pm

The secret to preventing malaria might be in our body odor

Even though malaria deaths are down a very encouraging 25%, it remains one of the most devastating diseases in the world. Now we might have an unexpected new tool to fight against the spread of malaria: our natural smelliness. » 12/28/11 5:00pm 12/28/11 5:00pm