black-legged deer tick waits on leaf for host to feed on
A Lab-Stage mRNA Vaccine Targeting Ticks May Offer Protection Against Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.
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A Lab-Stage mRNA Vaccine Targeting Ticks May Offer Protection Against Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
A Lab-Stage mRNA Vaccine Targeting Ticks May Offer Protection Against Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.

NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, LADISLAV KUBEŠ

Lyme disease

A brown tick is shown from above as it climbs a green blade of grass
Bacterial Symbionts Tell Ticks When to Eat
Abby Olena | Oct 1, 2021
The endosymbiont Coxiella affects tick serotonin production and subsequent blood-feeding behavior, a study finds.
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Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Kerry Grens | Apr 26, 2021
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.
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.
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Detecting Lyme Early
Jef Akst | Feb 12, 2016
Two new methods could help researchers to diagnose Lyme disease earlier than with existing tests.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
The Search for Persisters
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 11, 2015
Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.
Lyme Disease Discoverer Dies
Molly Sharlach | Nov 24, 2014
Willy Burgdorfer, the medical entomologist who first found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, has passed away at age 89.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 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
Understanding Lyme
Abby Olena | Dec 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.
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
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
Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked
Amy Maxmen | Apr 30, 2013
Researchers find zero evidence for Lyme-induced autism.