The black-legged or deer tick is the only tick that transmits the bacterium that causes Lyme disease

Lyme disease is on the rise across the nation and state. We talk with a panel of experts about its prevalence in the Chicago area, and how you can prevent infections. Read a fact sheet about symptoms and prevention.

Micro-Robots, Mice, Electronic Tattoos, Ticks & Toilets

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From a tiny shark tooth found in the Arctic to electronic tattoos that can monitor brain, heart and muscle activity, Neil Shubin joins us with a roundup of local scientific breakthroughs.