Citizen Science: Free Tick Testing Program

Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s Free Tick Testing Program has ended and is no longer accepting ticks for testing. We thank all of the Citizen Scientists who participated. It was a rousing success—we received and tested over 21,000 ticks representing every state. Research Project Overview In February 2016, Bay Area Lyme Foundation became the first to…

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Tick Testing Program Adds Bartonella Pathogen Assay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com Bay Area Lyme Foundation Tick Testing Program Adds Bartonella Pathogen Assay Nationwide Free Tick Testing Initiative Will Inform Citizen-Science Studies to Better Understand the Spread of Ticks Carrying Diseases Throughout U.S. Silicon Valley, CA, July 11, 2019 — Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme…

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Offers Free Tick Testing Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com Bay Area Lyme Foundation Offers Free Tick Testing Nationwide Free Tick Testing Initiative Is First In The Nation and Aims to Map Tick-borne Diseases Across the U.S. Through Crowd-sourcing Silicon Valley, CA, February 16, 2016 — Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme…

Tick Testing

When to Get a Tick Tested You should strongly consider having your tick tested if: The tick was attached to your body, not simply crawling around You live in or have visited a place where there are infected ticks Lyme disease has been reported in 49 US states and 65 countries around the world. Infected…

Ticks Carrying Disease Found to Be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study

Ticks Carrying Disease Found to Be Abundant in Beach Areas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com   Ticks Carrying Disease Found to Be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study Study Funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation Also Shows Ticks in Northern California Carry a Diversity of Disease-causing Bacteria at Higher Rates Than Previously Reported Portola Valley, CA, April…

Five Herbal Medicines Potent Against Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis in Lab, Says New Study

Five Herbal Medicines Potent Against Tick-borne Disease Babesiosis in Lab says Dr Sunjya Schweig

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com Five Herbal Medicines Potent Against Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis in Lab, Says New Study Research Supported by Bay Area Lyme Foundation Points to Need for More Effective Treatments Compared to Currently Utilized Treatments for Tick-Borne Infections PORTOLA VALLEY, CA, March 9, 2021 — Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a…

Citizen-Scientist Study is First to Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 U.S. Counties Where Previously Undetected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com Citizen-Scientist Study is First to Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 U.S. Counties Where Previously Undetected Study Validates Citizen Participation as Viable Method for Health Agencies to Evaluate Tick-borne Disease Risk PORTOLA VALLEY, CA, July 12, 2018 — Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading…

New Study Finds Lyme Bacteria Survive a 28-day Course of Antibiotics When Treated Four Months After Infection by Tick Bite

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com New Study Finds Lyme Bacteria Survive a 28-day Course of Antibiotics When Treated Four Months After Infection by Tick Bite All subjects treated with antibiotics were found to have some level of infection 7–12 months post treatment.Despite testing negative by antibody tests for Lyme disease, two of…

Tick Saliva and Borrelia Spirochetes: A Novel Approach to Lyme Diagnostics

Bay Area Lyme recognizes some of the most promising research projects and scientists in the field of Lyme Disease for its annual Emerging Leader Award. These scientists and project teams come from leading research institutions all over the country and are focused on some of the more innovative approaches to developing new diagnostics and treatments for this…

Ticks, Ticks, and More Ticks!

A Conversation with Dr. Nate Nieto, Northern Arizona University and Head of the Free Tick Testing Program Just six months ago, Bay Area Lyme launched a free Tick Testing Program through a partnership with Nate Nieto, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, and his lab. The lab accept ticks from any…