AI checks out ‘rash selfies’ to detect Lyme disease

Artificial intelligence and deep learning that look at "rash selfies" could offer a way to more accurately detect and identify Lyme disease.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: skin infections ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

How to protect kids from tick and mosquito bug bites

"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects parents childrens-health ticks lyme-disease parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Try this app to avoid ticks this summer

With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects apps ticks lyme-disease mobile-devices parasites featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

A Lyme disease vaccine doesn't exist, but a yearly antibody shot shows promise at preventing infection

Researchers are developing a seasonal shot that blocks Lyme disease-causing bacteria from a tick.

Mark Klempner, Professor of Medicine and Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mice fda vaccines lyme-disease prevention

Lyme disease symptoms could be mistaken for COVID-19, with serious consequences

What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.

Jory Brinkerhoff, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus fatigue ticks arthritis vector-borne-diseases lyme-disease tick-borne-disease

Antibiotic kills bacteria that causes Lyme disease

A new drug completely kills the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. "This compound is just amazing," says Jayakumar Rajadas.

Tracie White-Stanford • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: antibiotics pain lyme-disease health-and-medicine side-effects

Ticks aren’t the only critter to spread Lyme disease

The genome of the white-footed mouse could offer new approaches to stemming the spread of Lyme disease, say researchers.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
July 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna mice genomes ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

Garlic oil beats antibiotics at killing Lyme bacteria

"…these essential oils were even better at killing the 'persister' forms of Lyme bacteria than standard Lyme antibiotics."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 4, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: food antibiotics lyme-disease uncategorized medicinal-plants

As temps rise, Lyme disease will get worse

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. And it's only going to get worse as climate change continues.

Caitlin Kizielewicz Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 13, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change temperature ticks lyme-disease earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

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