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Weird new frog species found in New York

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability

Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may...

Timber rattlesnakes indirectly benefit human health

The scientific name of the timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a sign of the fear and loathing this native North American viper has inspired....

New type of tick bite first aid

They come out in the spring, and each year they spread further – the ticks. Thirty percent of them transmit borrelia pathogens, the causative...

Effective treatment of Lyme-disease-related arthritis depends on proper diagnosis

-- Early, correct diagnosis is the best way to prevent the development of Lyme arthritis in individuals with the tick-borne illness, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). In patients...

NIH-funded scientists sequence genomes of lyme disease bacteria

WHAT: Scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have determined the complete genetic blueprints for 13 different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The achievement should lead to a better un...

Chronic Lyme disease: How often is it diagnosed and treated?

Cincinnati, OH, September 2, 2010 -- The existence of chronic Lyme disease is an issue of sharp debate within the medical community. Some health care workers who call themselves "Lyme literate" insist that chronic Lyme disease is frequently diagnos...

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