How A Tick Gets Under The Skin

October 29, 2013
Female amblyomma tick on blade of grass

In a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society BL. Mahadevan and colleagues detail the bizarre grisly mechanism that ticks use to attach to their victims and hold on while gorging themselves with blood. The work, which also includes a video, is featured in The New York Times.

See also: Faculty News, 2013