Alpha-gal, ticks and allergies


This wonderful piece of biology starts with the knowledge that some people become allergic to red meat after they have been bitten by a tick. That knowledge sets off a whole bunch of questions and research lines to follow, which then turn up some fascinating learning, covering so many aspects of immunology, biochemistry and even global warming.

Read on!

There are many links to this story on the internet, some more scientific than others. Here is one which seems a good balance:



Leave a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s