What to know about Lyme disease, because it’s on the rise

What to know about Lyme disease, because it’s on the rise

Photo: heiko barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tick-borne disease, is more common than ever, at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the upside (sorry), which is roughly equal to CDC estimates. So what do you need to know to stay safe … Read more

Deadly cancer hijacks the brain to make it incurable, study finds

Deadly cancer hijacks the brain to make it incurable, study finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New research this week suggests aggressive brain cancer can hijack the brain’s own circuits to spread further and make itself unstoppable. German researchers studied glioblastoma cells in mice and in the lab, finding that these tumors use some of the same mechanisms as normal neuron development and migration to systematically invade the … Read more