What is a Biomarker and How Can it Help Defend Us from Lyme Disease in Massachusetts?

Webster defines biomarker as “a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator of a process, event, or condition (such as aging, disease, or oil formation).”  Wikipedia calls it a measurable indicator of a biological state or condition. So simply stated for our purposes, a biomarker is something that can be measured…

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Can a Tick Bite Really Make You Allergic to Red Meat?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes…yes it can. An article published in National Geographic this month explains how this can happen. Red Meat Becomes an Enemy A sugar molecule in meat called Alpha-Gal can be transferred to the Lone Star tick when taking a blood meal from a cow or another…

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