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2014-01-13 23:24:26

For the first time, Carlson reveals her personal battle with Lyme disease caused her to experience “fever, horrendous headaches, night sweats, unbelievable exhaustion.” Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Lyme Research Alliance is pleased to announce that Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson will serve as the emcee for its annual “Time for Lyme” Gala, April 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. Carlson, who anchors and hosts the daytime program “The Real...

Crucial Player For Lyme Disease Transmission Identified
2013-12-20 14:42:45

Public Library of Science Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, hitchhikes in ticks for dissemination to mammalian hosts--including humans. An article in the 19 December issue of PLOS Pathogens identifies HrpA, an RNA helicase, as a crucial player in the transmission from ticks to mammals. George Chaconas, from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a member of the university's Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, and colleagues had previously identified HrpA...

Natural Selection Shown To Promote Antigenic Evolvability
2013-11-17 04:46:48

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What is more useful? Having a superpower, or the ability to develop a superpower? Evolution, of course, picks the latter. Evolution favors the survival of the fittest. If a trait helps an organism adapt to a changing environment, that trait is favored and preserved by evolution. For example, when insects are affected by a pesticide, some of them develop resistance to it, while others die. Evolution targets these...

2013-11-16 23:03:44

Wisen Founder Lindsay Pera uses her experience with chronic illness to design an App to help others with disease. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 Fifty percent of the adult population in America has a chronic illness, and that number is growing. For over ten years, Lindsay Pera struggled with undiagnosed Lyme Disease. The downward spiral of her health forced her to leave her job in the high-paced San Francisco corporate world and move to a rural family homestead on...

2013-11-14 23:02:48

Lyme Research Alliance says adult stage ticks can be active even in cold weather, so don’t be caught off-guard. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 In autumn the sun slants lower, the days shorten, and we turn our ears to the sounds of the season: migrating birds, perhaps, or just the rustle of fallen leaves. Unfortunately, though, fall also brings unwelcome visitors: adult stage ticks that can transmit Lyme disease or one of its many co-infections. “Ticks remain active as long as...

2013-10-22 23:20:13

Mark Hopwood, Co-Founder of Closerware, says he’s “deeply honored” to join the Board. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest private funder of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases research at major universities, today announced that Mark Hopwood has joined its Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Board. His range of experience, depth of insight and enthusiasm for our cause will be an enormous help to...


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2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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