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2011-02-24 14:12:25

Patients who suffer from Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and those with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report similar symptoms. However unique proteins discovered in spinal fluid can distinguish those two groups from one another and also from people in normal health, according to new research conducted by a team led by Steven E. Schutzer, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey "“ New Jersey Medical School, and Richard D. Smith, Ph.D., of Pacific...

2011-02-17 00:00:50

Mainely Ticks Unveils ProTickMe Educational Initiative Wells, Maine (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide and has increased tenfold in a number of Northeastern states in the past decade. Increasing awareness about the severity of tick-borne diseases and simple steps for preventing exposure to ticks are key to reversing this negative health trend. In support of this effort, Mainely Ticks, Inc. announces the launch of their new ProTickMe kit, designed to educate the...

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2011-02-16 10:48:19

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley The Western fence lizard's reputation for helping to reduce the threat of Lyme disease is in jeopardy. A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that areas where the lizard had been removed saw a subsequent drop in the population of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease. "Our expectation going into this study was that removing the lizards would increase the risk of Lyme disease, so we were surprised by these findings," said study...

2011-02-15 07:30:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL) announced today that lead researcher Dr. M. Karen Newell Rogers and Advisor Mr. Richard Gerstner will receive the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award, presented by Time for Lyme, Inc. The award presentation is set for the Illusions of Lyme Gala, April 2, 2011, in Stamford, CT. Dr. Newell Rogers is being recognized for her research on Targeted Peptide treatment for Lyme Disease at the University of Colorado...

2011-02-02 18:57:42

Study shows when identified early, most cases respond well to antibiotics Early, correct diagnosis is the best way to prevent the development of Lyme arthritis in individuals with the tick-borne illness, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). In patients who do develop the condition, most cases can be treated successfully with antibiotics, the review found. "Lyme arthritis occurs commonly in patients with Lyme disease and should...

2011-02-02 12:04:00

Study shows when identified early, most cases respond well to antibiotics ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early, correct diagnosis is the best way to prevent the development of Lyme arthritis in individuals with the tick-borne illness, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). In patients who do develop the condition, most cases can be treated successfully with antibiotics, the review found. "Lyme...

2010-12-02 13:35:56

Habitat destruction and species extinction may lead to an increase in diseases that infect humans and other species, according to a paper in the journal Nature co-authored by a University of Florida ecologist. In the paper to be published Thursday, UF biology professor Robert D. Holt and his colleagues reported that by reviewing studies from a wide range of systems, including data from plants, animals and bacteria, they were able to relate dimensions of environmental loss, and in particular...

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2010-12-02 09:27:29

Infectious diseases on the rise as species disappear Plant and animal extinctions are detrimental to your health. That's the conclusion of a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Nature by scientists who studied the link between biodiversity and infectious diseases. Species loss in ecosystems such as forests and fields results in increases in pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, the researchers found. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)-National...

2010-12-01 07:15:00

SUNAPEE, N.H., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The new book Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook is now available from Peconic Publishing, LLC. The book includes 151 recipes plus practical tips designed to help anyone feel better through healthier eating. It is especially helpful for people with Lyme disease and other ailments, as it supports the anti-inflammation diet developed by Kenneth B. Singleton, MD, MPH, in his 2008 book The Lyme Disease Solution. Co-author and photographer...

2010-10-31 00:13:30

Time for Lyme Medical Director, Dr. Harriet Kotsoris on Five Important Questions to Ask Right Away Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 "My doctor just told me I have Lyme disease. What do I do now?" As the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease continues to rise"”and to show up in places all around the country as well as around the world"”this question is becoming more and more common, says Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., and medical advisor to Time for Lyme, Inc., a research,...


Latest Spirochaetes Reference Libraries

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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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2011-04-28 14:53:28

Treponema pallidum is a species of spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws. Since the organism has a waxy coat around it won't accept the gram stain. The Dieterle stain is used to detect the bacterium. It is detected by serology, including nontreponemal, Rapid plasma regain, and treponemal antibody tests. It is a motile spirochaete that is generally acquired by close sexual contact. It can also be transmitted to a...

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