Feeding the mosquitoes

Leslie Vosshall probes the genetics of mosquitoes' sense of smell to understand why they bite some people more than others. But in the quest to prevent mosquito-borne illness, she must first feed 500 hungry bugs a blood meal

By | Posted March 14, 2011
Posted in: Life Science, Video

Feeding the mosquitoes from Scienceline on Vimeo.

For more on the Vosshall lab – http://vosshall.rockefeller.edu/
For more on mosquito-borne parasites – http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/list_mosquitoborne.htm
For more from the photographer of ‘mosquito drinking nectar’ – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jk10976

Posted in: Life Science, Video
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  1. Oh my god.

    MS, March 16, 2011 at 1:41 am
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