08 Feb Purdue University advancing tick research to protect human health
Ticks pass on a mind-boggling array of parasites and pathogens. Working to dismantle ticks’ impacts on human health is Purdue medical entomologist Cate Hill. Dr. Hill led a global effort to sequence the first tick genome, advancing tick research and giving scientists better tools to diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases. This could help people like Indiana resident Jacqui Duncan, a victim of multiple tick-related health problems. To read more, go to https://ag.purdue.edu/agricultures/Pages/Spring2016/03-Dismantling-Disease.aspx
Video by Kelsey Getzin. Photo credit: Tom Campbell, Andrew Nuss.