STAT News has recently released new information on Lyme disease from an unlikely source – the garage belonging to the late Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. The scientist who discovered Lyme disease back in 1978, Dr. Burgdorfer passed away in 2014 leaving cartons of notes and research after almost a half century of stellar research on tick-born diseases. Continue reading
Sadly, so many people with chronic Lyme disease tell horror stories of going to their doctor and being misdiagnosed. By the time Lyme disease is identified it has had a chance to infiltrate the central nervous system as well as delving deep into soft tissue causing endless pain and suffering. Continue reading
Adirondack Health is seeking 100 individuals with newly diagnosed, untreated Lyme disease, recurrent Lyme disease (with evidence of a new infection), or suspected Lyme disease for the opportunity to participate in an ongoing research study. Continue reading
Dr. Stanley Plotkin, a prominent virologist and an emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvaniahas blasted the medical community for its failure to deliver a Lyme vaccine for people. Continue reading
Dr. Joseph Burrascano warned 30 years ago about the dangers of using steroids to treat the symptoms of Lyme disease. So it was hard not to laugh out loud when I came across this most recent Harvard Lyme research. Continue reading
The Paul Duray Research Fellowship Foundation was created in 2014 by Dr. Alan MacDonald to honor hi mentor and friend, Dr. Paul Duray. Last month (July 2016) seven provocative findings were published by associate microbiologist Tom Grier. Continue reading
All the grassroots efforts in Massachusetts paid off yesterday when the Senate followed the House to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a hard fought legislative battle to help ease the Lyme crisis. Continue reading
SUNY has a long history of medical breakthrough’s related to Lyme disease so we shouldn’t be surprised to see Holly Ahern, associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and Lyme disease awareness advocate, making a new breakthrough, and this time using DNA testing.
Dr. Jasdave Chahal, a virologist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is proposing the use of nonoparticles to immunize people from diseases – including Lyme disease. Continue reading
Hats off to Fox 5 NY News for their well-researched and interesting presentation this month, “Lyme & Reason”. Continue reading
I would bet that most people with chronic Lyme disease have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at some point in their medical journey. Continue reading
Dr. Neil Spector, one of the nation’s top oncologists, led a charmed life. He was educated at prestigious universities, trained at top medical centers, and had married the woman of his dreams. It seemed too perfect. Continue reading
Babesiosis has been increasing. Up to 19 percent of ticks that carry the Lyme disease bacteria also carry the babesiosis parasite. The same is true of up to 42 percent of mice and other rodents. Continue reading
A novel idea in the fight against Lyme disease has recently emerged from MIT. Continue reading
After years of taking medication for Alzheimer’s, actor/singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson tested positive for Lyme disease. Continue reading
It is hard to believe that one of the leaders of the IDSA routinely lies about scientific research – especially when it effects the health and well-being of so many people. Continue reading
Dr. Stephen Phillips gave an excellent interview on Fox News – not to be missed. The former president of The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), Dr. Phillips has given numerous testimonies in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island as a Lyme disease expert and has extensive experience not only in the management of Lyme disease, but also with its other associated vector-borne infections. An internationally known physician and researcher, he has treated patients from over twenty countries.
Watch the interview at http://www.fox5ny.com/news/104740644-video
Dr. Phillips was also a keynote speaker at the 2015 International NORVECT conference in Oslo, Norway in which he methodically identified numerous hypocritical position papers written by IDSA leaders who publicly deny the existence of chronic Lyme disease.
Watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQ7cwhjTao or better yet buy access to all the presentations at http://norvect.no/conference/conference-2015/ – very reasonably priced at 499NOK which converts to just $59 USD (rate fluctuates).
Also of note is Dr. Phillip’s 81 page paper on the evidence of chronic Lyme disease.
As there are hundreds of diet fads that come and go for the general public, there are perhaps even more (and extreme) diets that come in and out of favor for people struggling with chronic Lyme disease. Continue reading
A recent collaboration of doctors has resulted in the sequencing of the complete genome of the tick. Continue reading
Dr. Allen Steere has to admit to Lyme “persisters”. It must make him furious after almost four decades of denying the existence of chronic Lyme disease. Continue reading
The new Ceres Lyme test, which is based on nanotechnology, is well on its way to getting FDA approval. Continue reading
It is estimated that there are over 100 strains of Borrelia in the US, and over 200 strains worldwide, but IDSA recommended testing is still based on one lab-identified strain called B-31. This strange and unconscionable state of affairs has been gradually making itself known over the last decade. Recently a young boy Continue reading
As if we don’t have enough to worry about, now there is a genetic defect that can also cause health-related havoc. The MTHFR gene mutation also known as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is a genetic polymorphism, or what is seen as a genetic variance or flaw in today’s science. One in every two people may have this variance — about half of the population. Continue reading
Their parents, Jim and Wendy, call it their last ditch effort, their only hope after nine years of searching for answers, after seeing endless amounts of doctors who couldn’t treat Lyme disease. Continue reading