Tick saliva could hold cancer cure: Brazilian scientists
It may be one of nature's repulsive little blood-sucking parasites, but the humble tick could yield a future cure for cancers of the skin, liver and pancreas, Brazilian researchers have discovered.
Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race
Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking ...
Ticks found able to survive being subjected to electron microscopy
Mice give ticks a free lunch: Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments
People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing ...
Rover robot kills the ticks
The day may not be too far away when homeowners can schedule monthly tick clearing service, drastically reducing the risk of tick-borne illness in their pets and children.
Ticks linked to deadly virus discovered in China
Small, fast, and crowded: Mammal traits amplify tick-borne illness
In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tick-borne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. ...
Tick population plummets in absence of lizard hosts
The Western fence lizard's reputation for helping to reduce the threat of Lyme disease is in jeopardy. A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that areas where the lizard ...
Scientists unlock secret of cattle ticks' resistance to pesticide
Scientists have discovered how a tick which transmits devastating diseases to cattle has developed resistance to one of the main pesticides used to kill it.
Too cute to kill? US split on suburban deer
Seconds after Mike Braun spotted the deer in his headlights his six-day-old car had $8,000 worth of damage, including a punctured radiator.
Invasive plants increase the risk of tick-borne disease in suburbs
(PhysOrg.com) -- You don't have to go out into the woods anymore, says tick expert Brian F. Allan, PhD, who just completed a postdoctoral appointment at Washington University in St. Louis. The ...
Ticks and endangered voles linked by migrating birds
Migrating birds probably did it. That's what University of California, Davis, epidemiology professor Janet Foley says after DNA detective work confirmed that a disease-carrying tick only found in the southeastern United States ...
Controlling Japanese barberry helps stop spread of tick-borne diseases
A nature-themed drama is unfolding in a corner of the UConn Forest in Storrs. The story contains elements of surprise as well as a glimpse of the regions agrarian past.
Scientists sniff out possible new tick species
In June 2012, Tony Goldberg returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he ...