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Lyme disease in England and Wales more common in older white women, study finds

August 19, 2019

Patients with Lyme disease in England and Wales hospitals appear to be predominantly white, female and living in…
Researcher discovers cellular contributor of Lyme arthritis that could open door to treatment

June 18, 2019

Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and…
The changing landscape of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases

July 18, 2018

Sara Cherry has a visceral memory of when Asian tiger mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, first found their way into the…
UMD’s tick warrior

July 4, 2018

Are you ticked off that our lovely summer woods are so full of ticks? So is Benjamin Clarke—especially…
Lyme Disease is On the Rise – An Expert Explains Why

May 22, 2018

May marks the beginning of the summer season when black-legged ticks that spread Lyme disease are more prevalent…
Generating first-ever transgenic ticks to help fight tick-borne diseases

February 28, 2018

For those who are active hikers, or find themselves outdoors often, the reality of a tick bite is…
Every rose has its thorn — and its tick

February 15, 2018

When it comes to avoiding Lyme disease, know your forest. That’s the cautionary tale from a new study…
What Makes the Bacteria Behind Lyme Disease Tick?

February 9, 2018

Connecticut residents are all too familiar with Lyme disease, but the precise mechanisms of how humans become infected…
How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease

August 7, 2017

The bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, may have some help from a gene found in the…
Lyme Disease Imposes Large Cost On the Northeast United States

April 19, 2017

As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they…
It’s the Heat and the Humidity, New Study Finds: Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South

January 12, 2017

When it’s hot and not too muggy, Lyme disease-bearing ticks hide out where people don’t tread. Scientists say…
Research note: Lyme bacteria mark out cell division locations for their progeny

August 26, 2016

Among bacteria, the spirochetes are characterized by their spiral shape and remarkable length — as much 50 times…
Duplicate DNA a hallmark of tick genome

February 9, 2016

Researchers have sequenced the genetic blueprint of one of the most prolific pathogen-transmitting agents on the planet –…
Blacklegged Tick Populations Have Expanded Via Migration, Biologists Show

July 8, 2015

Lyme disease cases are on the rise, with diagnoses occurring in areas that were historically Lyme-free. Scientists attribute…
Lyme disease on the rise among people, dogs in Virginia’s New River Valley

June 26, 2015

One third of deer ticks collected from sites in Giles and Pulaski counties carry the organism responsible for…
Long-term study on ticks reveals shifting migration patterns, disease risks

May 14, 2015

Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University’s Keith Clay has found southern Indiana to be an…
The Rise of Powassan Virus

April 21, 2015

A relatively unknown tick-borne disease has the potential to become a serious public health concern. Professor Durland Fish…
Ecologist Tracks Tick-Borne Diseases Beyond Their Usual Borders

March 27, 2015

As spring blooms, people in the Northeast and Midwest look forward to spending more time outdoors—which also means…
Study IDs key birds that host Lyme disease bacteria in California

February 26, 2015

Birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California, according to a…
Climate change may affect tick life cycles, Lyme disease

February 18, 2015

A new study suggests that changing climate patterns may be altering the life cycles of blacklegged ticks in…
Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases

December 22, 2014

Emerging pandemic disease outbreaks such as Ebola increasingly threaten global public health and world economies, scientists say. We…
Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race

June 2, 2014

Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new…
Lyme Disease: Ten things you always wanted to know about ticks…

May 18, 2014

…but maybe were afraid to ask… To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during “picnic…
Strain-specific Lyme disease immunity lasts for years, research finds

April 7, 2014

Lyme disease, if not treated promptly with antibiotics, can become a lingering problem for those infected. But a…
Study says ticks may cause double trouble

February 19, 2014

As winter turns to spring and many Northern Californians plan outdoor adventures, a mysterious, potentially debilitating threat looms.…
Mathematical Model Developed by UA Physicists Could Help Treat Lyme Disease

February 11, 2014

A computer simulation of Lyme disease rash might help doctors better predict the spread of the bacteria in…
Research in the News: Key to Lyme disease’s locale may be found in the gut of a tick

January 16, 2014

The prevalence of Lyme disease varies greatly between different locales throughout the Northeast, even though the deer ticks…
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