Bioscience Technology This Week #1: Tick Bites Pack Double Punch

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:24am

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week:

Single Tick Bite Can Pack Double Pathogen Punch

People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time—including the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and the protozoan that causes babesiosis.

Undoing Years of Heart Damage

When adults in their 30s and 40s decide to drop unhealthy habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease, scientists found.


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