Cracking the Lyme disease code – Washington State University

Abdul Lone

 

The next time a tick feeds on you, Washington State University researchers hope to make sure persistent arthritis caused by Lyme disease doesn’t linger for a lifetime.

Troy Bankhead, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, and his team have spent more than a decade analyzing an immune evasive protein of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes tick-borne Lyme disease.

With the lab’s latest finding, that work is beginning to pay off.

Click here to read full article https://news.wsu.edu/2020/04/30/cracking-lyme-disease-code/

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