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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. Havertown...

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 is Imperative 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. 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 the Unit...

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. (Lym...

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 Disease Association. 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 Disease.'" E...

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. lyme 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 disease* 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 disease 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." About CSPA 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

... states already have tested positive this year for lyme disease exposure, signaling a nationwide threat to...ck (Ixodes scapularis), the primary transmitter of lyme disease in 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." lyme 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...
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