Time for Lyme Gives Research Grant to Dr. Robert Thach at Washington University
Excerpted from PRWEB ( Posted: 1/13/2010 )
Study to focus on how disease-producing organisms are maintained in the environment.
Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) January 13, 2010 — Time for Lyme, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education about Lyme disease is pleased to announce that they have just awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Robert E. Thach, Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis for his work on vertebrate reservoirs for tick-borne diseases in the central United States.
According to Dr. Thach, “Future development and implementation of strategies to control tick-borne diseases depend on understanding how these disease-producing organisms that ticks transmit are maintained in the environment. Through novel analysis of nymphal tick gut blood, sources of the tick’s previous blood meals can be identified. In so doing, primary and secondary reservoirs can be determined. Discovering the carriers of the infected ticks will eventually help design methods to reduce human exposure to them and consequently, tick-borne diseases.”