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2011-03-21 07:45:00

WALL, N.J., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the "red red robin comes bob-bob bobbin' along," how safe will your children be? March 20 heralds the return of spring and the increasing dangers related to tick-borne diseases. Birds and small mammals such as mice, voles, and squirrels are busily enjoying spring and bring poppyseed-sized ticks which can transmit Lyme disease into close proximity to your home. Kids want to play outside, however, so you need to find ways to protect them. The...

2011-03-15 10:23:00

WALL, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers recently developed novel diagnostic tools able to distinguish between the various strains of bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. For more than a decade, only one strain of B. burgdorferi (Lyme bacteria) had been sequenced (mapped), and although that helped research efforts, it was not sufficient to understand the relationship between geographic variations in strains and disease characteristics. Scientists have suspected...

2010-09-20 06:45:00

JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease is a growing threat in the U.S., with numbers that continue to rise despite increased awareness about the disease. "Little is being done to stop the spread of Lyme disease and to help those who are suffering from chronic Lyme," says Pat Smith, president of the all-volunteer national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), which funds research, educates the public, and provides scientific conferences for doctors. To provide a venue for research...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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