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Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Shawna Williams | Aug 7, 2018
The Asian longhorned tick, first found in the country last year, is now present in several states.
Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2018
Warmer weather is thought to be behind the rise in vector-borne illnesses in recent years.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 27, 2018
This lone star tick’s bite can cause an allergy to red meat.
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 13, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host.
Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells
Staff | Apr 10, 2017
These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged
tick (left), likely belonged to primates.
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Trouble in the Heartland
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium.