Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What's new in faculty publications

95 references were added to Matas Faculty Publications this month. But the absolute winning favorite: ticks on film!

Ticks on Film via JoVE 

The Division of Bacteriology & Parasitology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center brings us Feeding of ticks on animals for transmission and xenodiagnosis in Lyme disease research." (J Vis Exp. 2013 Aug 31;(78). doi: 10.3791/50617)

This new faculty publication is especially notable because it is published in JoVE: the Journal of Visualized Experiments, a journal platform which provides videos of experiments and protocols, in addition to research papers. The 8 minute video describes the process of inoculating ticks with the Borrelia burgdorferi (a spirochete bacterium transmitted by Ixodid ticks), and using them to infect animal models such as mice and monkeys in Lyme Disease research. The accompanying author's manuscript is available for free in PubMed Central. 

For a full list of 2014 publications see: 

About Matas Faculty Publications
This fully searchable online database collects publications by Tulane University faculty members in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center. The database will be updated monthly with fresh citations from PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science. To add a pubcliation to our database contact Maureen Knapp or Laura Wright