Research, Progress and Politics

December 13, 2017 – Strong words said yet many lingering questions remain for Lyme patients after Day 2 of the Tick Borne Disease Working Group

December 11, 2017 – “The first meeting of the federal Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group has now concluded in Washington DC. The emphasis was on the patient perspective. ”

November 30, 2017 – “East Coast gets the limelight, but California’s ticks play by different rules.”

November 17, 2017 – “A Lyme Warrior’s take on ILADS Boston 2017”

October 12, 2017 – “Lyme disease is a very different kind of bacteria, and Global Lyme Alliance just raised millions of dollars to finally find a cure. Chairman Robert Kobre and board member Ally Hilfiger are optimistic they’ll succeed.”

October 4, 2017 – “California has a remarkable diversity of squirrel and chipmunk species (sciurids), and five named and several unnamed genospecies in the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group (BBSL) of bacteria as well, many of which utilize sciurids as reservoirs. ”

October 4, 2017 – St. George Hospital has announced their finding in Lyme Disease Treatment.  Their research indicates that Lyme spirochetes are thermolabile.

July 13, 2016 – Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.

September 19, 2017 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant to explore predictive analytic techniques using data collected by the MyLymeData patient registry.

August 29, 2017 – Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Leonard Sigal, MD, discuss research challenges in Lyme disease and allegations on both sides of the debate over the existence of chronic forms of the disease.

November 14, 2017 – “Twenty-eight people claim in a federal antitrust lawsuit that Lyme disease victims are being forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for treatment because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.”

August 30, 2017 – “Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick-borne illnesses.”

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