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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Found in Eastern US National Parks

Jan. 3, 2017 — Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national ... read more

Antibiotic Gel Prevents Borreliosis Resulting from Tick Bites

Dec. 20, 2016 — An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite, finds new ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Through a new study of the coccobacillus Francisella, researchers are working to use DNA markers to discern related but relatively harmless species as they are identified and to provide a means to ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The sticky fishing lines produced by New Zealand glowworms to trap their insect prey are spaced with water-absorbent droplets containing urea, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Recent surveys by Australian scientists have identified an apparent significant decline in the numbers of trapdoor spiders across southern ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new ... read more

Exploring the Evolution of Spider Venom to Improve Human Health

Oct. 28, 2016 — More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe. Each one produces a venom composed of an average of 500 distinct toxins, putting the conservative estimate of unique venom compounds ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — While jumping spiders are known to have great vision, a new study proves for the first time that spiders can hear at a distance. A study describes how researchers used metal microelectrodes in a ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Biologists sequencing the genome of the WO virus, which infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia, have discovered that the phage carries DNA that produces black widow spider toxin: the first time an ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — The male dark fishing spider is just dying to father some children -- and this death wish probably evolved to benefit his offspring, according to new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — A spider looking to immigrate to a different environment is three to four times more likely to survive if it goes by itself, as opposed to as part of a group, new research ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Spider flies are usually a rarely encountered group of insects, except in Western North America, where the North American jewelled spider flies (the Eulonchus genus) can be locally abundant in ... read more

Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis

Oct. 5, 2016 — New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Two years ago, scientists revealed that, when plucked like a guitar string, spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies, carrying information about prey, mates and even the ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Subject to continuing population decline due to various factors, an endemic cave-dwelling spider from the Azores is considered as Critically Endangered. To provide a fast output potentially ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — A researcher has discovered several new species of trapdoor spider -- and you'd never guess where. Trapdoor spiders spend most of their life underground their true number and diversity has been ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study, researchers have shown how the effect of exposure therapy can be improved by ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Hot on the heels of a paper revealing that a team of researchers has used a nanobead-derived superlens to break the perceived resolution barrier, the same team has achieved another world first by ... read more

Canine Babesiosis Outbreak in UK Under Control, but Needs Monitoring

Aug. 18, 2016 — Scientists are using the health records of dogs to monitor the status of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that appears to have been imported into the ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Spiders living together in colonies of tens of thousands can go extinct from sharing food equitably, finds new ... read more

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