Developing New Tests to Identify Tick-Borne Pathogens Next-generation sequencing can detect all bacteria in a tick--not just those associated with Lyme disease.

By Lonnie Marcum

Drexel University College of Medicine R esearchers at Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine have joined the fight against tick-borne diseases and are asking citizens throughout the US to send them ticks. Drexel’s Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP) has developed a state-of-the-art facility using comprehensive high-resolution testing that is able to detect all bacteria inside of ticks—not just Lyme disease and its better-known co-infections. The goal of CAMP is to identify emerging pathogens and use that information to find targeted therapies to cure infection and illness…..Join or login below to continue reading.

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