CORRECTION: Viral Genetics Pursues Promising New Therapy for Lyme Disease With Grant from Time for Lyme, Inc.
SAN MARINO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On April 16, 2009 and March 18, 2009, biotechnology firm Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL) announced "that the company is pursing a promising new therapy for Lyme
Disease with funding from Time for Lyme, Inc., and the Turn Corner Foundati...
Haverford Wellness Center Launches Web Site Devoted to Accurate Diagnosis and Proper Treatment to Cure Lyme Disease
The Haverford Wellness Center, one of the nation's leaders in diagnosing and treating Lyme
disease, has launched a new website devoted to providing the most up-to-date information on the accurate diagnosis and treatment and cure of this highly debated disease.
As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
Study warns that climate changes affect deer tick's life cycle,,
THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Global warming may increase the severity of Lyme
disease by changing the feeding habits of the deer ticks that transmit it, new research has found.
During its two-year life span, ...
Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009
Early Detection and Treatment of Lyme
NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turn the Corner Foundation (TTC), a leading national charity dedicated to Lyme
disease research and healthcare provider education, will ring in Lyme
Disease Awareness Month (LDAM) at the New York...
Recovered Lyme Disease and US Track and Field Athlete Attends Movie Premiere of LymeLife
In New York City- Athlete and Lymelife's writer and producer have something in common- Lyme
Disease advocate and athlete, Perry Fields, attends first major movie about Lyme
Disease. Wanting to celebrate the movie and to decide for herself if the potrayal of Lyme
Disease is correct,...
Researchers identify cell group key to Lyme disease arthritis
SAN DIEGO (December 3, 2008) A research team led by the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology and Albany Medical College has illuminated the important role of natural killer (NK) T cells in Lyme
disease, demonstrating that the once little understood white blood cells are central to clearing...
Turn the Corner Honors Andy Abrahams Wilson, Director of Under Our Skin, for His Dedication in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
Emmy Award-Winning Comedy Writer, Alan Zweibel, Keynote Speaker
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last chance to buy tickets
for Turn the Corner Foundation's, http://www.turnthecorner.org, annual
gala, a fundraiser to help fight Lyme
disease. The big event, Unmask a
Cure, will b...
When Are Antibiotics for Lyme Disease Medically Necessary?
Guidelines downplay antibiotic treatment for longstanding symptoms
PORTLAND, Ore., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As good weather brings people
outdoors and into the woods, it also exposes them to tick bites that can
result in Lyme
disease, one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in
Lyme Lies: Allen Steere's horrifying comments regarding Lyme disease in last week's commencement address
Commentary by T.L. Kittle
LOS ANGELES, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As some people are already aware,
there's a debate going on regarding Lyme
disease (it's actually more like a
war) regarding who should be treated for Lyme
disease and how long that
treatment should be.
Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice
Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people
FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- One injection of a long-acting version of the antibiotic doxycycline appears to protect mice from developing the tick-borne illnesses Lyme
disease or anaplasmosis, new animal re...
University of Pennsylvania study reveals inconspicuous hosts in the Lyme disease epidemic
PHILADELPHIA - A study led by a University of Pennsylvania biologist in the tick-infested woods of the Hudson Valley is challenging the widely held belief that mice are the main animal reservoir for Lyme
disease in the U.S.
The paper, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, demon...
Antibody responses in patients with Lyme arthritis Lyme
disease in the U.S. is caused by a form of bacteria, the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, infecting humans by tick bites. It typically begins with a bulls-eye skin rash, accompanied by fever, muscle aches, or other flu-like symptoms. If diagnosed early, Lyme
can be treated successfully with...
NEJM Owes Patients Responsible Journalism, Says Lyme Disease Association
The following statement has been issued by Patricia V. Smith, President of the Lyme
JACKSON, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of
Medicine (NEJM) published an article October 3 titled "A Clinical Appraisal
of 'Chronic Lyme
UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease
DURHAM, N.H. -- Armed with satellite imagery, field samples, human Lyme
disease case data, and mathematical models, an interdisciplinary research team from the University of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and the private sector will conduct work on the ec...
Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined
A new study has examined whether a vaccine that offers only partial protection can backfire by increasing risky behaviour , as a false sense of security could make recipients less careful than they otherwise would be.
While the study looks at the response to Lyme
disease vaccination, its a...
Antibiotics Highly Effective for Treating Lyme Disease
A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds conventionally recommended courses of antibiotics are highly effective for treating nervous system Lyme
disease. However, there is no compelling evidence that prolonged treatment with antibiotics has any benefit in treating symptoms ...
Scientists Receive Patent for Development of "combination" Proteins to Produce Vaccines for Lyme Disease
UPTON -- Scientists belonging to the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at Stony Brook University have been granted// the U.S. Patent Number 7,179,448 which will allow them to develop chimeric, or "combination," proteins that will accelerate the development...
URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases
...only because it will lead to a significant reduction in the time and cost to create new vaccines against a host of emerging infection diseases such as lyme
disease, which is rampant in Rhode Island, but also because it makes considerable contribution to Rhode Island's economic development efforts in two i...
Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks
...ost animal, fleas and ticks can cause skin disorders and infections such as lyme
disease, a potentially crippling syndrome.
The cost of the treatment is still unknown, and researchers don't know if it might help prevent lyme
disease and other tick-borne illnesses in humans, Meinke said.
For now, ...
In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy
...ome a serious medical problem."
Ticks can carry lyme
disease, which is caused by one of three species o....S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
disease can also cause fatigue, chills, fever, hea...ith antibiotics when caught early, left untreated, lyme
disease can spread to other parts of the body, cau...
Viral Genetics Has Option Under Issued Key Patent for Cancer Drug
...swire-FirstCall/ -- Biotechnology firm Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL), a company that discovers and develops drug compounds to treat cancer, lyme
Disease and HIV, has been issued a patent for novel cancer therapies. The patent protects cancer drugs that have been tested in pre-clinical research ...
Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Fight For Children
...he fight for children's health. Someone that understands fighting for his health, former UFC champion Dave Menne was previously diagnosed with deadly lyme
disease that could have taken his life and seriously derailed his MMA career. Menne and Knabjian spent time this week signing autographs, handing out ...
UTSA announces funding for new faculty research
(*Projects will receive $30,000 in funding. **Project will receive $25,000 in funding.)
Evaluation of borrelicidal small molecule for control of lyme
PI: Janakiram Seshu, Assistant Professor of Microbiology (COS)
Co-PI: Felix D. Guerrero, Research Physiologist (U.S. Department of Agricu...
Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus
...cks are less commonly infected with this than with lyme
disease and, even in Lyme, Conn., a minority of ticks are infected with lyme
disease. Also, the odds are 300-to-one that someon...ecautions already recommended to avoid contracting lyme
disease -- also transmitted via deer ticks -- shou...
Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes! Oh My!
...vector-borne diseases that could be transmitted to pets and humans, such as lyme
disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and bartonellosis.
According to...ae, pupae). Vectra 3D repels and kills ticks, including those that transmit lyme
disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever; repels and kills mosquitoes, incl...
New Book Exposes 'Junk Science,' Conflicts of Interest, Disease Guidelines Affecting Millions
... 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest author, researcher, and lyme
patient PJ Langhoff has released a scientific expo..., academic ties, research, and IDSA guidelines for lyme
disease. Third in a series, "The Baker's Dozen &am...; the Lunatic Fringe: Has Junk Science Shifted the lyme
Disease Paradigm?" exposes key evidence offered du...
Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases
...us, prevalent, and "disease-like" they were. Five of the diseases have received recent high-profile media coverage -- anthrax, SARS, West Nile virus, lyme
disease and avian flu -- while the other five haven't received much attention -- Tularemia, human babesiosis, yellow fever, Lassa fever and hantavirus...
New Report Finds Rising Risk of Infectious Diseases in America
...lth provides a timely
warning about the vulnerability of our nation's public health system
because of the emergence of infectious diseases, like SARS, lyme
and hepatitis C, and the resurgence of measles, mumps and malaria," said
Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN), Co-founder of the Congressional...
Media coverage affects how people perceive threat of disease: study
...re for Disease Control database. Five were medical disorders that have been highly prevalent in the recent print media anthrax, SARS, West Nile virus, lyme
disease and avian flu and five were medical disorders that have not often been present in current media: Tularemia, human babesiosis, yellow fever, La...
Report Explores Use of Earth Data to Support National Priorities
...ging climate on the
resources they manage," Macauley said.
Of the five systems evaluated, only the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's lyme
disease prevention system has explicitly
evaluated the potential impact of climate change scenarios. None of the
other systems are directly integrated...
New Report Distorts Truth About Pesticides
...arketplace. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids have
helped to provide public health benefits by controlling pests that can
transmit to humans diseases such as lyme
disease and West Nile virus."
The Consumer Specialty Products Association is a non-profit national
trade association representing appro...
Could preserving biodiversity reduce disease?
...ggest that maintaining biodiversity may protect us against diseases such as lyme
disease and West Nile encephalitis, the disease caused by West Nile Virus. ...estigate how differences in animal community composition affect the risk of lyme
disease transmission in Duchess County, NY.
Rutgers University, New ...
AVMA Opens Online Resource to General Public
... compilations of articles on topics
such as obesity in dogs and zoonotic diseases, which are diseases
transmittable between animals and humans such as lyme
disease, E coli, and
tuberculosis to name a few. Each article in AVMA Collections is carefully
selected by AVMA journal editors to give the most helpf...
Sumitomo Corporation Appoints New Chairman to U.S. Animal Healthcare Company Summit VetPharm, LLC
...ased threat of vector borne diseases, the ability to
kill and repel these parasites is extremely important. Vectra 3D kills the
vectors that can cause lyme
disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever,
babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, bartonellosis, hepatozoonosis, tapeworm and
heartworm disease," explains Dr. Ahn.
Migrating Tick Populations Pose Year-Round Disease Threat for People and Pets
already have tested positive this year for lyme
disease exposure, signaling
a nationwide threat to...ck (Ixodes scapularis), the primary transmitter of lyme
eastern North America," says Dryden. Be...from Kansas to Virginia," says Dryden.
"That means lyme
disease and/or other diseases associated with the ...
Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection
... people who believe they're suffering a relapse of lyme
disease may actually have been bitten by another t...er of patients experience more than one episode of lyme
disease and that recurrent infections are unrelated to the original infection."
disease, which affects about 20,000 Americans a ye...
Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US
...ied to the skin or to clothing, and is primarily used to protect against insect bites. In particular, DEET protects against tick bites (which transmit lyme
disease) and mosquito bites (which transmit dengue fever, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and malaria).
DEET is believed to w...
Lyme Disease Cases Rising In The U.S
...ealth officials are sounding the alarm as cases of lyme
disease increase in regions of Massachusetts, Penn...ush and woods.
Accordingly, deer do not carry lyme
disease, but they can carry infected ticks. The bacterium that causes lyme
disease originates in certain small rodents, such ...
Lukewarm Winter, a Warm-up Time for Many Diseases
.... After feeding on the blood of infected birds, mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus to humans. Ticks are also causing worry, as they are carriers of lyme
disease. And with warm winters, ticks could spread the disease all over Canada. ...
Diseases Due To Ticks On the Rise In UK
...ave indicated that up to 2,000 people are affected in the recent times with lyme
disease in the UK each year, which is caused by a bacterium that is transmi...campers and walkers on the possibility of them being exposed to the risk of lyme
disease, which can bring on arthritis, nerve and heart problems. They expla...