Researchers strive for vaccine against tick-borne diseases
July 14, 2013 | By Beth Daly | Globe Staff
Photo credit: Megan Dyer | Brian Mullen
"KINGSTON, R.I. — In a basement laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, adult deer ticks are taped onto their backs, legs flailing. For about an hour, the watermelon-seed-sized ticks continuously drool into a miniature glass tube.
If research assistant Megan Dyer is lucky, she may get the equivalent of a tiny raindrop in tick saliva by the time she is finished with the three-dozen ticks".