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New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student

By Jenny Rood | August 1, 2016

The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | February 22, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Detecting Lyme Early

By Jef Akst | February 12, 2016

Two new methods could help researchers to diagnose Lyme disease earlier than with existing tests.

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Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found

By Tracy Vence | February 9, 2016

Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.

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The Search for Persisters

By Amanda B. Keener | August 11, 2015

Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.

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Lyme Disease Discoverer Dies

By Molly Sharlach | November 24, 2014

Willy Burgdorfer, the medical entomologist who first found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, has passed away at age 89.

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Week in Review: December 16–20

By Tracy Vence | December 20, 2013

Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB

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Understanding Lyme

By Abby Olena | December 19, 2013

Researchers show that a protein expressed in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease is necessary for both parts of the organism’s life cycle.

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Week in Review: April 29 – May 2

By Jef Akst | May 3, 2013

The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside

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Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked

By Amy Maxmen | April 30, 2013

Researchers find zero evidence for Lyme-induced autism.

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