From the New York Times: You Really Are a Tick Magnet

You Really Are a Tick Magnet

by Darren Incorvaia, July 1, 2023

close up of deer tick on a human hostA New York Times article discusses a recent publication in Current Biology by Dr. Sam England, Dr. Katie Lihou and Daniel Robert. The research team investigated static electricity fields and their role in assisting ticks to attach to new hosts. The model demonstrated that static electricity naturally produced by animals and humans could act as an attractive force for ticks.

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