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Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
How Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Traverse Blood Vessels
How Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Traverse Blood Vessels
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 29, 2016
Borrelia burgdorferi move around the body by clinging to the inside of blood vessels with “catch bonds.”
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Jill U. Adams | Sep 1, 2017
The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
TS Picks: October 13, 2016
TS Picks: October 13, 2016
Tracy Vence | Oct 13, 2016
Forgotten bacterium; talc and cancer risk; innocuous mutations
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 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.
Image of the Day: Relapsing Invader
Image of the Day: Relapsing Invader
The Scientist Staff | Apr 29, 2014
Borrelia hermsii, one of the bacterial species that causes relapsing fever, among red blood cells
Detecting Lyme Early
Detecting Lyme Early
Jef Akst | Feb 12, 2016
Two new methods could help researchers to diagnose Lyme disease earlier than with existing tests.

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