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The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we cou...

The Global Search for Education: More Research - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The take home for me from Katie Couric's recent report on Lyme disease is that there are still too many unanswered questions. We need more research to understand Lyme, which affects 300,000 victims each year because we don't have answers.

The Global Search for Education: Prevention -- Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

As you will discover today in Part 11 of my global series, "Ticks," finding community-wide solutions to infected ticks is going to be challenging.

The Global Search for Education: France - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Chronic Lyme disease is due to the persistence of Borrelia within tissues but is also probably due to other micro-organisms responsible for co-infec...

The Global Search for Education: Germany - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"One of the first projects should be the improvement of the test sensitivity for chronic Lyme disease patients worldwide. The European Union has spen...

The Global Search for Education: Norway - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Our method is based upon live blood microscopy. Bacteria become visible by optical changes involving refraction index, swelling and spreading of cel...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Solutions - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In many countries, governments and doctors are not sufficiently knowledgeable about the disease. Even when doctors are reasonably informed, guidelines for treatment remain globally controversial.

The Global Search for Education: The Netherlands and Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The challenges faced by those trying to combat the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are overwhelming.

Legitimate and Illegitimate Recombination: Targeting Homologous Exchange for Multiple Adaptive Purposes

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.02.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The molecular studies are remarkable in uncovering a striking variety of ways cells have adapted homologous recombination for diverse purposes.