A creepy, crawly way to aid science

VOLUNTEERS in a URI study of tick repellents walk in place to simulate spending time outdoors while 30 ticks climb on their skin. URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease is studying the effectiveness of repellents sprayed on clothing. 
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VOLUNTEERS in a URI study of tick repellents walk in place to simulate spending time outdoors while 30 ticks climb on their skin. URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease is studying the effectiveness of repellents sprayed on clothing. /
Sarah Smith sat calmly for two afternoons as dozens of deer ticks crawled up her legs and arms and burrowed their tiny heads under her skin. Smith, a graduate student studying marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island, joined 14 other subjects in a research trial on Sept. 6 and 7 to study the…

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