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2014-05-29 23:03:44

Board Members Share Goals: Detect, Educate, Cure New York and Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases, announced today their intention to merge (the “Merger”). The Merger was approved by each of the respective Board of Directors last evening, pending regulatory approval. The Merger will result in the formation of the largest tick-borne disease...

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2013-05-24 23:23:25

Lyme Research Alliance announced it will fund six promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Six innovative research projects have been awarded grants worth half a million dollars by Lyme Research Alliance, the nation's largest private nonprofit funder of Lyme disease medical research at major academic institutions. The studies focus on the epidemiology of,...

2013-05-21 23:24:59

With Lyme disease the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the nation, the urgency of advancing research is greater than ever before. Lyme Research Alliance is awarding half a million dollars to fund six promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), one of the nation´s leading private funders of Lyme disease research, today announced it...

2013-03-15 23:04:21

Nine months into his struggle with Lyme Disease, Seaver shares story publicly for the first time. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting advocacy and promoting initiatives to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, applauds the courage of New York Mets Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver for speaking out about his battle with severe Lyme Disease, a tick-borne...

2012-04-07 23:00:16

Turn the Corner Foundation and The Tick-Borne Disease Initiative join forces to form national organization to fight tick-borne diseases including Lyme New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Two organizations dedicated to awareness about Lyme and tick-borne diseases, Turn the Corner Foundation and The Tick-Borne Disease Initiative, announced today that they have joined forces in a nonprofit called the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), http://www.TBDAlliance.org. As part of its mission...

2012-01-10 11:33:54

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio® on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism harbor a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not. The study was conducted by Brent Williams and colleagues at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University....

2011-07-14 00:00:30

Request A Test, a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of five new Lyme disease tests to its list of screening services, including Lyme disease antibodies (total immunoglobulins), Lyme disease (PCR "“ Borrelia burgdorferi), Lyme disease antibodies (IgM "“ Borrelia antibodies), Lyme disease antibodies (total and IgM), and Lyme disease (western blot "“ Borrelia burgdorferi...

2010-10-18 21:39:41

WHAT: Scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have determined the complete genetic blueprints for 13 different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The achievement should lead to a better understanding of how genetic variations among strains may result in different courses of illness in people with Lyme disease, the most common tickborne disease in North America. The wealth of new genetic data will also help scientists develop improved...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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