Lyme disease protection: No vaccine yet, but an antibody shot could soon provide a season of immunity
Researchers are testing an antibody shot to protect people from Lyme disease-causing bacteria.
Aug. 4, 2021 • ~7 min
Medical research to benefit people is first conducted in animals. Creating a new biomedical model by inserting human immune cells into pigs may lead to new insights and treatments.
April 12, 2021 • ~8 min
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
March 5, 2021 • ~5 min
The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~8 min
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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.
June 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
April 3, 2020 • ~8 min