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. ...
Vets warn of paralysis ticks
Vets at the Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre (MPEC) are warning of potentially fatal toxicity in pets due to a sudden increase in paralysis tick cases.
In a warmer world ticks that spread disease are arriving earlier, expanding their ranges
(Millbrook, NY) In the northeastern United States, warmer spring temperatures are leading to shifts in the emergence of the blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. At the ...
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 ...
Dermacentor limbooliati, a new tick species from Malaysia and Vietnam
A new tick species found in Malaysia and Vietnam was recently discovered by researchers in Georgia.
Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks
Maine's state animal—the moose—fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists ...
For ticks, researchers find lemur noses to be males only in Madagascar
Ticks have long been known to inhabit the noses of chimpanzees, presumably because the chimps aren't able to pluck them off during grooming.
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.