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A tick's spit leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting

There really is such a thing as tick spit -- that is, the saliva of a tick. And there's something about it that might help fight heart disease and stroke.
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There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there's something about it that might help fight heart disease and stroke. The link comes from a protein found in the spit of ixodes (ik-SO-deez) ticks, ...

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