"To Fight Tick-Borne Disease, Someone Has To Catch Ticks"
"Most people try to avoid ticks. But not Tom Mather. The University of Rhode Island researcher goes out of his way to find them."
"He looks for deer ticks -- poppy seed-sized skin burrowers -- in the woods of southern Rhode Island. These are the teeny-tiny carriers of Lyme disease, an illness that can lead to symptoms ranging from nasty rashes to memory loss."Source: NPR, 11/27/2012