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How does DEET scramble the sense of smell?
« on: 25/09/2011 14:02:56 »
DEET is one of the most common chemicals in insect repellents, but since its invention scientists have been unable to settle a decision about exactly how it works.  Now, work published in Nature suggests that DEET not only confuses scientists, but confuses insects too by scrambling the code they use to identify odours...

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