Carvajal and Nacho, available for the Eibar visit on Friday

first_imgThe two exercised without problems with the group, leaving behind their respective influenza processes, which is why they did not travel to Seville to measure with Betis last Sunday. They were two sensitive casualties, as Zidane was forced to align Militao as a right back and the Brazilian suffered constantly with Fekir. Madrid fell defeated (2-1).At least Zidane will be able to count on both for Madrid-Eibar on Friday, which will take place behind closed doors, within the prevention protocol for the coronavirus established by the Government. It remains to be seen if Isco will arrive, who was also not in Seville for a low back pain. The Malaga man jumped on the grass and worked individually, touching ball; Courtois also did it, while Marcelo, Asensio and Hazard are still injured. The day began with two bad news for Real Madrid, as are the confirmations of the two injuries of Courtois and Marcelo. They will be out for about two weeks each, which will prevent them from playing against Eibar, Manchester City and Valencia, predictably. Although at least Zidane counted in training with the relief that he will be able to count on Eibar this Friday with Carvajal and Nacho.last_img read more

ScienceShot: How Ticks Get Under Your Skin

first_imgAn intricate system of hooks and barbs allows the ticks responsible for much of Lyme disease in Europe to latch on to their hosts. In new research, videos reveal that before Ixodes ricinus (commonly known as the wood tick) attach themselves to a potential host, they use two flexible mouthparts called chelicerae (upper portion of image) to probe and pierce the skin. Microscopic hooks on those mouthparts help the ticks get a tentative grip. Then, by repeatedly retracting and extending the chelicerae, the bloodsucking arachnids bury a stiff, well-barbed structure called the hypostome (tongue-shaped body part at center of image) in the host’s skin. Once fully embedded in the host, the tick forms a tube by holding the chelicerae and the hypostome together, and the blood meal begins, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. To keep the host from recognizing its presence for the week or so that it takes to become fully engorged, previous studies have shown that the tick’s saliva contains a cocktail of substances that keeps the blood flowing, stifles swelling and itching, and numbs pain. Although the new study doesn’t offer any ideas for how to prevent tick bites, how the mouthparts work together to pierce skin and hold fast may offer ideas for the design of various medical devices, the researchers say.See more ScienceShots.last_img read more