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 ...
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 found able to survive being subjected to electron microscopy
Ticks linked to deadly virus discovered in China
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 ...
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 ...
On the trail of a vaccine for Lyme disease: Researchers target tick saliva
A protein found in the saliva of ticks helps protect mice from developing Lyme disease, Yale researchers have discovered. The findings, published in the November 19 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, may spur d ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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. ...