Friday, November 14, 2014

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories and Resources


$3.2B Gov`t Contract - SUNY and Brookhaven National Lab will Continue Research Partnership into the Future (Stony Brook University)

The Borrelia hermsii Factor H Binding Protein FhbA is Not Required for Infectivity in Mice for Resistance to Human Complement In Vitro

Engineered Liposomes Sequester Bacterial Exotoxins and Protect from Severe Invasive Infections in Mice (, from Nature Biotechnology)

Evaluating the Child with Acute Hip Pain in a Lyme Endemic Area  
(Journal of Pediatrics)

Long-term Assessment of Fatigue in Patients with Culture-confirmed Lyme Disease  (American Journal of Medicine)

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs
 to Treat Lyme Disease  (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) 
and here`s the original journal article:

An Optimized SYBR Green I PI Assay for Rapid Viability Assessment and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing for Borrelia burgdorferi  (PLOS One)

Notes from the Field:  Update on Lyme Carditis, Groups at High Risk, and Frequency of Associated Sudden Cardiac Death - United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Oculopalpebral Borreliosis as an Unusual Manifestation of Lyme Disease  
(Journal of Cornea and External Disease)

Transfusion-associated Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in a pregnant patient with thalassemia trait:  a case report  


Canadian Lyme Disease (Borreliosis) Patients Asked to Participate in Study  (
Lyme Law Uses Junk Science Says Expert (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
The Mayday Project Responds to Dr Paul Auwaerter`s Defense of IDSA Guidelines for Lyme Disease (WebWire)

Lyme Misdiagnosis Can Divert Patients from Correct Treatment  
and the original journal article:
Neoplasms Misdiagnosed as `Chronic Lyme Disease` 

Select Committee on Finance and Government Services First Report on the Budget 2015 Consultations


Blood Brain Barrier Damage and Neuroautoimmunity (Aristo Vojdani, PhD, Townsend Letter)

Case of Tick Paralysis Found on Sunshine Coast 
(Squamish Chief)

Elena Donne of Chicago Sky Promotes Lyme Disease Awareness  

Hunting Down the Cause of ME CFS and Other Challenging Disorders (Phoenix Rising)
Lyme Disease Led to Woman Entering Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest (Union Eagle)

Lyme Disease Recover Stories.  Oh Yes, it is Possible!  (CFS Lyme Recovery Path)

Tick-borne Disease was Misdiagnosed for Two Decades  
(Oceanside Star)

You Will Have Digestive Problems if You are Making this Mistake While Eating 
(David Jernigan, Hansa Center)

Valley View:  Lyme is the Most Misunderstood Disease since AIDS  (Poughkeepsie Journal)

Information about the Role of Mold Toxins in Chronic NeuroImmune Illness (Paradigm Change)

VIDEO:  Autoimmune Summit (Richard Horowitz, MD)

Lyme and the Gut Connection: The Role of Diet and Gastrointestinal Health in Treating Lyme Disease  (Sunjya Schweig, MD)

VIDEO:  Lyme Disease History and Evolution of Tick Borne Disease
 (Dr Joseph Burrascano)

VIDEO:  Yoga for People in Pain, Webinar Series  (Life is Now)


November 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm:  Victoria Lyme Group Meeting  
Support meeting followed by a presentation on the Hansa Center at 3 pm by Chris and Nicole 

December 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm:  Victoria Lyme Group December Social
Presentation on Easy Yoga Moves followed by a Potluck
 (finger foods) and Acoustical Music (thanks, Caroline)  

December 13 at 1:30 pm:  Parksville Lyme Group Meeting In the meeting room next to the PharmaSave.  

January 24-25:
  Victoria Lyme Info Table at the Victoria Health Show
Pearke's Arena

February 6-7, 2015:
  The Fundamentals of Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness (ILADS course for physicians in Banff, Alberta)
Note:  CanLyme is offering grants for first time attending physicians to attend this ILADS course.   Contact Jim Wilson: