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2020

UMass Amherst Scientists to Develop New Way to ...

Scientists at UMass Amherst receive grant from the NIH to capture the outdoor locations of people with tick-borne diseases A University of Massachusetts Amherst infectious disease epidemiologist has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health …MORE

Yale Scientists Unlock New Insight Into the Lym...

Scientists at Yale have unlocked a 50-year puzzle of how the Lyme bacterium spreads harmful disease. Published this week in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, scholars from the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute provide a major …MORE

Ranger Ready Launches New Clothing-Worn Insect ...

GLA’s tick bite prevention partner, Ranger Ready Repellents is expanding its mission to stem the alarming increase of vector-borne diseases by launching their new clothing-worn repellent with Ranger Ready Permethrin 0.5% The company’s new product …MORE

New Laboratory Test for Lyme Disease Could Be a...

ZEUS Scientific announces FDA clearance of its ZEUS Borrelia Modified Two-Tiered Testing™ algorithm, a paradigm shift in lab testing for Lyme disease. ZEUS Scientific, a leading global diagnostic solutions company announced the launch of its …MORE

In the Uncertainties of Lyme Testing, Lessons f...

The coronavirus testing debacle, much like early Lyme testing, is a reminder that diagnostics aren’t perfect.   By Carrie Arnold, Undark, June 17, 2020 AS A LYME PATIENT, Jennifer Crystal has a lifetime of experience …MORE

Scientists synthesise tick spit protein for fir...

An interesting new study of tick evasins shows how they enhance their anti-inflammatory effect. Besides helping us to understand tick feeding better, these findings could be lead to the development of new anti-inflammatory medicines. News …MORE

The Importance Of Being ‘Tick Aware’...

Social distancing outdoors can come with its own set of risks—researchers say watch out for ticks.   By Sabrina Garone, WSHU.org, May 14, 2020 People have taken extra precautions to avoid making themselves vulnerable to COVID-19. …MORE

The Most Common Lyme Disease Symptoms You Shoul...

The signs of this common tick-borne illness go beyond a red rash.   By Marygrace Taylor, Prevention.com, May 13, 2020 Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, affecting up to 300,000 people a year, …MORE

Does more outdoor time increase risk of ticks?

Research Survey: With more people hiking during pandemic, ticks are hitching rides home   by Allyson Mann, UGA Today, May 5, 2020 photo: Lone star tick (UGA file photo) When a woman posted on social media that …MORE

Rep. Chris Smith Letter to NIH and HHS About CO...

Representative Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey wrote a letter to the National Institute of Health’s National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary …MORE

CDC Update: Pregnancy and Lyme Disease

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its official information regarding pregnancy and Lyme disease, specifically maternal-fetal transmission of Lyme disease. The CDC now acknowledges that “Untreated Lyme disease during pregnancy can lead to infection …MORE

Senators Collins, Smith Urge Quick Implementati...

Press Release: January 10, 2020  Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to urge quick implementation …MORE

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