Category Archives: Research and Development

Breakthrough for New Treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease

Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has expanded upon a research collaboration with Dr. Leona Gilbert at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland to further characterize the … Continue reading

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California Birds Loaded with Lyme Disease

Something doesn’t add up. We know birds have been carrying ticks all over the world and spreading Borrelia that way. But now, according to a study just released by the University of California at Berkeley, 623 birds representing 53 species yielded … Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Fatal Tick Virus Confirmed

Korea is reporting a higher than normal rate of infection of the tick virus, known to be fatal from tick bites. However, for the virus to pass from human to human indicates a frightening change in the virus which will … Continue reading

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Desloratadine, a Common Antihistamine May Treat Lyme Disease

It is always good news when researchers find something that discourages the stealthy and seemingly incurable Lyme disease. A recent medical report was just released on February 10, 2015 by  Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD, director of the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug … Continue reading

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A Lyme Co-infection That Causes Cancer-Like Cells

Theileria microti is a human disease caused by a microscopic parasite very similar to Babsia microti, a common co-infection of Lyme disease, so similar that the classification has been debated amongst scientists for over fifty years. Not surprisingly, T. microti is transmitted … Continue reading

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Best Antibiotics to Combat “Persisters” in Lyme Disease According to New Study

What is a Lyme disease “persister”? Mounting evidence that shows Borrelia (Lyme disease) to remain active and continue to cause painful and debilitating symptoms even after antibiotic treatment has been given the name PTLDS or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome … Continue reading

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Increasing Evidence Points to Major Role Birds Have in Spreading Lyme Disease

Back in 2010, Yale reported the increasing evidence that pointed to migratory birds spreading Lyme disease not just between states but around the world. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird … Continue reading

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New FDA Regulations Could Stop Innovative Test Development for Lyme Disease

The FDA wants to move forward with regulations to restrict cutting edge laboratory developed tests (LDTs), which have not required FDA approval before, requiring FDA approval for all LDTs and effectively blocking critical innovation.  Why would the FDA should restrict … Continue reading

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Fantastic Article From Huffington Post

This is the kind of public attention Lyme disease has desperately needed. Written by blogger/author C.M. Rubin,  “Chronic Lyme Disease” is implied throughout the entire article – a plea for better diagnostics entitled, “The Global Search for Education: Ticks – … Continue reading

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Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

I have written quite a bit about biofilms in the past but there seems to be confusion about how they function in chronic Lyme and what to do about it. I have posted these videos on Neuro-Lyme.com, but since this … Continue reading

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My Response to Reuter’s Article

February 28, 2014 Reuter’s published an article entitled, “Tick test for persistent Lyme disease tried in humans” by Kathryn . Read the article here. Although it’s great to see more research being done on Lyme disease, this article demonstrates a clear … Continue reading

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More Borrelia Species Contribute to Raging Lyme Disease Epidemic

When I first read the following medical paper, I was stunned. The information in the opening has been known by the medical community for decades. Did you know any of this? Why aren’t medical doctors changing testing and diagnosis procedures … Continue reading

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Three

“Serrapeptidase”, better known as “Serrapeptase”, is best known for its ability to relieve pain from inflammation, reduce inflammation, and destroying pathogens. It is suggested to be able to kill Lyme bacteria, a wide variety of fungus (another tool in the … Continue reading

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part Two

Nattokinase, another “biofilm buster” is being used more frequently by Lyme doctors for the very difficult cases which don’t appear to improve with any other treatments – conventional or non-conventional.  Unlike lumbrokinase which has been used for less than fifty … Continue reading

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New Hope for Most Severe Chronic Cases of Lyme Disease! Part One

Has anyone heard of Lumbrokinase?  Well, if you haven’t, lumbrokinase is a group of six, novel proteolytic enzymes derived from the earthworm Lumbricus Rubellus, and it is slowly establishing itself as possibly the best and brightest new treatment for chronic … Continue reading

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True Story Behind the Rocky Road to Publication Regarding Evidence of Borrelia Biofilms

“The Rest of the Story About Getting Evidence Regarding Biofilms of Borrelia Accepted for Publication:” Written by Alan MacDonald MD; July 24,2013 In the original release of the movie “UNDER OUR SKIN” my parting remarks are about the exciting future of Biofilms of … Continue reading

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New Yorker Magazine Writes A Very Interesting Article About Lyme Disease

Read this…very good but inaccurate. There is a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme now by Advanced Lab Services.  It is pricey ($900 for full screening – all species) but worth it!  I just got back positive results Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Cholestyramine for Chronic Lyme Disease?

I was recently emailed a question about how to determine if you are overloaded with neuro-toxins.   I had brought this issue up recently because my personal LLMD recently indicated his conviction that one of my major road-blocks to full … Continue reading

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Chronic Lyme Disease Discussed on Diane Rehm Show with Dr. Fallon and Dr. Barthold

Researchers continue to work hard at finding a way to cure chronic Lyme disease.  However, it continues to be a daunting challenge to get peer-reviewed research papers published. So it is exciting to hear un-edited and uncensored information from the … Continue reading

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Finally a Gold Standard Diagnostic Test For All Species of Borrelia

As of August 1, 2012, Advanced Laboratory Services (photo credit) has a new diagnostic test for Lyme disease that was developed with the help (as a consultant NOT owner, stockholder or sales rep) of Dr. Joseph Burrascano. This new test … Continue reading

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Live Streaming for ILADS 2012 Conference

World’s Leading Lyme Disease Researchers and Clinicians (reported from ILADS) The Thirteenth Annual ILADS Lyme Disease Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on November 2-4, 2012 was a huge success and was our biggest conference to date. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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How to Understand Lyme Tests and Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

If you think you may have Lyme disease, or worse yet chronic Lyme disease the following information is crucial for getting accurate test results. Countless people have experienced negative Lyme test results from trusted doctors who have verified that their nagging to … Continue reading

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New Biofilm Research Continues to Prove Chronic Lyme Disease

October 25, 2012 Dr. Eva Sapi was finally able to publish a ground-breaking paper on the role of biofilms in chronic Lyme.   This vital work was rigorously reviewed by peers before publication which can be an exhausting process but … Continue reading

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