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Sweeping Health Measure, Backed by Obama, Passe...

from The New York Times, December 7, 2016 By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR 21st Century Cures Act Passes Senate   WASHINGTON — The Senate approved complex health care legislation on Wednesday that would increase …MORE

GLA Partners with The Mighty to Increase Awaren...

Global Lyme Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring our message and resources in front of The Mighty’s wide-reaching readership. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the …MORE

Meet Marina Morgan, Paralyzed by Lyme Disease

Singer Marina Morgan was inspired by her health struggles, including Lyme disease, to write a powerful anthem called “Paralyzed.” National radio host Elvis Duran tells Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Ryan Eggold that her …MORE

Lab testing confirms new Lyme-related bacteria ...

November 7, 2016 The BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Agency of Canada Vancouver – The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) confirm three ticks collected …MORE

Move over, mosquitoes: tick fight takes attention

Omaha World-Herald, November 4, 2016 Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of …MORE

Making Strides Against Chronic Lyme Disease

FOX 5 News, October 25, 2016 WATCH NEWS FEATURE – Each year about 300,000 people in the United States will get Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness. The majority — about 90-percent — of those who get …MORE

GLA Receives Record Number of Research Grant Pr...

Advances in the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are only accomplished through research. Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is delighted to announce that it has received a record number of applications for 2016 research …MORE

Richard T. Marconi, Ph.D. Joins the Global Lyme...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is pleased to announce that Richard T. Marconi, Ph.D. has been appointed to our world-renowned Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).   Dr. Marconi is a professor of microbiology and immunology in the …MORE

The Invisible Illness: An Interview with Rob Th...

from Huffington Post, October 12, 2016 by Andrew Cristi Global Lyme Alliance recruits soulful songster Rob Thomas and wife Marisol Thomas for Star-Studded Gala   There’s no doubt that Rob Thomas is easily one of …MORE

Long-forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery Ab...

from STAT, October 12, 2016 by Charles Piller The tick hunter was hopeful he had found the cause of the disabling illness, recently named Lyme disease, that was spreading anxiety through leafy communities east of …MORE

Tick Bites That Trigger Severe Meat Allergy on ...

from The Guardian, October 7, 2016 by Elle Hunt People living in tick-endemic areas around the world are being warned of an increasingly prevalent, potentially life-threatening side effect to being bitten: developing a severe allergy …MORE

It’s Past Time For Lyme Disease Vaccine, ...

from Forbes, September 8, 2016 by Tara Haelle Your dog can be vaccinated against the tick-borne Lyme disease, but you can’t. And it’s long past time for that to change, argues vaccine researcher and developer …MORE

CDC Says Fewer Suffer After Lyme Disease. Doesn...

from Huffington Post,  August 21, 2016 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer For at least five years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially stated that 10 to 20 percent of patients treated for Lyme …MORE

Study Assesses Climate Change Vulnerability in ...

from Science Daily on August 31, 2016 Rising rates of diseases caused by ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease, Chikungunya, and Zika, must be addressed by health officials.   A new study released …MORE

Something to Grapple with: How Wily Lyme Diseas...

from Scientific American, August 25, 2016 by Knvul Sheikh The sneaky germ uses a mechanism like that of white blood cells to reach vulnerable tissues and hide from antibiotics   Lyme disease is an incredibly …MORE

All Seasons Are Tick Seasons

from Cape Breton Post, August 24, 2016 by Carla Allen All seasons are tick seasons and Nova Scotia is having a boom; The threat of Lyme disease continues to grow   Fishery officer Neil Deveau was …MORE

Could the Return of Large Predators Curb the Ri...

from The New York Times, August 20, 2016 by Moises Velasquez-Manoff Every year, at least 30,000 people — and possibly 10 times that — are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, most in the …MORE

Otzi the Iceman Had Lyme Disease

from The Guardian, August 18, 2016 by Nicola Davis New research on famous 5,300-year-old frozen remains of Alpine man reveals Ötzi as someone who made use of sheep, goats, cattle and hides from a brown …MORE

Better Diagnosis Urgent In Lyme Disease Fight

Hartford Courant, August 18, 2016 While other diseases tend to grab headlines — Ebola and Zika most recently — one persistent and crippling condition, Lyme disease, continues to infect a reported 300,000 Americans annually, with …MORE

CBS News: Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease affects more than 300,000 people each year. A newly released study by the CDC looks at the best ways to prevent getting bit by the ticks that transmit the disease. Global Lyme Alliance’s Science …MORE

Is Lyme disease resilient to antibiotics?

from Huffington Post, July 15, 2016 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Go-To Lyme Drugs Don’t Always Kill The Bug, At Least For Some   Nearly a generation of medical dogma on Lyme disease may be slowly …MORE

Treatment for Persistent Lyme Disease

Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, Global Lyme Alliance’s Chief Scientific Officer, contributes to WBUR’s CommonHealth radio broadcast on Lyme disease. The broadcast discusses treatment options for Lyme patients, specifically those suffering persistent symptoms. Dr. Kotsoris notes “a …MORE

Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of L...

Fox5 NY aired an in-depth look at the cause and effect of Lyme disease. This important piece looks at the controversy over testing, the issues of misdiagnosis, and the personal struggles of medical professionals and patients …MORE

National Institutes of Health funds new Lyme di...

from Prairie Business magazine, July 22, 2016 by Kayla Prasek Catherine Brissette, Ph.D., member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, receives a NIH grant to pursue a unique approach to fend off the effects of Lyme …MORE

Gigi Hadid Gives a Touching Tribute to Her Mom

Gigi Hadid gives a touching tribute to her mother in this preview of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” episode in which Yolanda Hadid is honored at GLA’s “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” New York Gala. The event raised nearly $3 million to support research for an accurate diagnostic test and cure for persistent Lyme, as well as programs to educate physicians and the public about the dangers of Lyme. The full episode airs Tuesday, March 22 on Bravo TV. Catch a sneak peek now!

A New Culprit in Lyme Disease

Mosquitoes may be receiving all the attention amid the Zika virus epidemic, but they are hardly the only disease vectors to worry about. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have discovered a new species of tick-borne bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Gene Signature Could Lead To A New Way Of Diagn...

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria.

Duke Cancer Researcher Joins Global Lyme Allian...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, recently announced the appointment of Neil L. Spector, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Gigi Hadid’s burger wins her the ‘M...

Her winnings of $25,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance got her teary eyed too as she shared “My mum, sister and brother are all affected by Lyme disease. Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect.”

Lyme disease–carrying ticks are now in half of ...

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating flulike illness caused by Borrelia bacteria, are spreading rapidly across the United States. A new study shows just how rapidly. Over the past 20 years, the two species known to spread the disease to humans have together advanced into half of all the counties in the United States.

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