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New Highly Potent Insect Repellents to Control Insect-Borne Disease

Proteins known as TRP channels are responsible for coordinating sensations of taste, temperature, light and pheromones. Craig Montell of Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. will use high throughput screening to identify compounds that can activate these TRP channels in insect vectors of disease for use in a new generation of insect repellents.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 2)

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