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May 29, 2015

Mar. 4, 2015 — New research shows that seven compounds of the countless found in spider venom block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the ... read more

Feb. 25, 2015 — Birds are more important than previously recognized as hosts for Lyme disease-causing bacteria in California. Small mammals have been identified in previous studies as wildlife hosts of the Lyme ... read more

Antifreeze Protein from Ticks Fights Frostbite in Mice

Feb. 25, 2015 — A protein that protects ticks from freezing temperatures also prevents frostbite when introduced in mice, a new study has found. The research is the first to demonstrate the protein's ability to ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — In the northeastern United States, warmer spring temperatures are leading to shifts in the emergence of the blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. At the same time, ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Southern European spiders are genetically programmed to prefer harvester ants. Harvester ants are more than just a convenient snack for the southern European spider, Euryopis episinoides. The young ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — Incredibly tough, slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight, biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications. But although humans have been colonizing relatively ... read more

Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1. 3 Billion Per Year to Treat, Study Finds

Feb. 5, 2015 — New research suggests that a prolonged illness associated with Lyme disease is more widespread and serious in some patients than previously ... read more

Jan. 27, 2015 — A spider commonly found in garden centers in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibers just a few nanometers thick. The majority of spiders spin silk threads ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — An unusually elastic protein has been discovered in one of the most ancient groups of animals, the over 600-million-year-old cnidarians. The protein is a part of the "weapons system" that ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — A professor's study of silk-weaving ants is promising to change our understanding of how all creatures work together. The study on the behaviour of the ants found the insects could evolve and ... read more

Study Rules out Spiders as Common Cause of Bacterial Infections in Humans

Jan. 6, 2015 — Can spiders be carriers of human pathogens? Can they provoke infection through a break in the skin? A team of scientists has data-mined the history of publications on spider envenomations to conclude ... read more

Jan. 6, 2015 — New research shows rapid evolution has helped to make the venom of black widow spiders so ... read more

Virus Causing Mass Duck Die-Offs on Cape Cod Identified

Dec. 16, 2014 — Since 1998, hundreds and sometimes thousands of dead eider ducks have been washing up every year on Cape Cod's beaches in late summer or early fall, but the reasons behind these cyclic die-offs ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — Searching for new ways to develop efficient, flexible networks, physicists discovered the designs of spider webs and leaf venation, refined across thousands of years of evolution, are worthy models ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — Scientists have devoted years to study the astounding diversity hidden in the depths of the Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests. One team now reveals 30 new spider species, which constitutes a minor ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — Bacteria compete for resources in the environment by injecting deadly toxins into their rivals. Researcher have now discovered that many animals steal toxins from bacteria to fight unwanted microbes ... read more

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

Nov. 3, 2014 — A test has been developed by researchers which they say will allow them to test thousands of FDA-approved drugs to see if they will work against the bacteria that causes tick-borne Lyme ... read more

Oct. 22, 2014 — For the first time, a team of interdisciplinary researchers have made recordings of neurons associated with visual perception inside the poppy seed-sized brain of a jumping spider using a hair-sized ... read more

Oct. 21, 2014 — A cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound has been developed to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. This is the first time ... read more

Oct. 20, 2014 — A newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia was named Bumba lennoni in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles. The new species is part of the ... read more

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