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2018

Can Biomarkers Be Used to Diagnose Stages of Ly...

Findings from GLA-funded research at Columbia University may be used to identify Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome patients   by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA It is broadly accepted by the medical …MORE

Essential Oils From Garlic and Other Herbs and ...

News Release from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health LABORATORY STUDY HINTS THAT PLANT COMPOUNDS MAY BE BETTER THAN CURRENT ANTIBIOTICS AT TREATING PERSISTENT LYME BACTERIA AND ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS Oils from garlic and several other common …MORE

Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Releas...

The federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group last week issued its first report to Congress, confirming what Lyme disease patients and their caregivers have known for decades—that there is a “serious and growing threat” of tick-borne …MORE

Global Lyme Alliance is Designs That DonateR...

Global Lyme Alliance is excited to be Designs That Donate’s November Charity of the Month. Designs That Donate™ based in Purchase, NY, was originally founded by sisters- in-law Keri Starker and Farrel Starker in 2014. …MORE

GLA teams with Dr. Benjamin Luft to develop Lym...

Lyme diagnostic assays can either be “Indirect tests”, which detect antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacterial spirochete that is the causative agent of Lyme disease) in blood or cerebral spinal fluid or “Direct tests”, which …MORE

GLA Awards Physician Education Grants for ILADS...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) has awarded grants to three (3) physicians to attend the 2018 ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) Annual Conference on November 1-4, 2018 in Chicago, as part of the ILADS Educational …MORE

GLA Funded Report Opens Pathways for Superior D...

Global Lyme Alliance funded independent meeting whose report is opening up pathways for impactful superior diagnostic tests for Lyme disease.   For years, a Lyme disease diagnosis has been problematic. The blood tests that are …MORE

Patent Issued for Stage-Specific Diagnostic Ant...

Richard T. Marconi Ph.D., a Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)-funded investigator and a member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, just received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of approval of U.S. Patent 10,086,057 for …MORE

Ground Breaking Recognition of Lyme Borreliosis...

Press Release by Jenna Luché-Thayer  On June 18, 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases or ICD11. WHO received over 10,000 proposals for ICD11 revisions. The …MORE

New Invasive Tick Found In Connecticut

By Gregory B. Hladky, Originally published in the Hartford Courant Another invasive and disease-carrying tick has been discovered in Connecticut, but the good news is that the Asian longhorned tick preys primarily on livestock and …MORE

Identifying Vancomycin as an Effective Antibiot...

Identifying vancomycin as an effective antibiotic for killing Borrelia burgdorferi* Xiaoqian Wu, Bijaya Sharma, Samantha Niles, Kathleen O’Connor, Rebecca Schilling, Nicole Matluck, Anthony D’Onofrio, Linden T. Hu and Kim Lewis DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01201-18  August 2018 New findings from the …MORE

CDC Announces Additional funding to study Lyme ...

WASHINGTON ( ABC NEWS10) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing funding for Lyme disease research by 12 percent, or a more than $1 million increase. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says …MORE

Interview: Scott Santarella Discusses GLA’...

GLA CEO Scott Santarella discusses GLA’s recent Lyme disease research grant funding milestone and how GLA’s research is impacting patients, with Tony Savino on 1490AM WGCH Radio. Below is an excerpt.   Tony Savino, WGCH: …MORE

Deaths from bacterial disease in Puerto Rico sp...

Article from CNN.com Editor’s Note: leptospirosis is a spirochete disease that Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, on our Scientifc Advisory Board, has worked on. He designed a rapid diagnostic technique that saved the life of a …MORE

Summer campers face deadly ticks and mosquitoes

By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield Originally appeared on CNN, June 24, 2018 In many parts of the United States, this weekend marks the start of summer sleepaway camp season, which means swimming, arts and crafts, marshmallow …MORE

GLA Achieves Lyme Research Milestone

This month marks an important milestone for Global Lyme Alliance, Lyme disease research, and most importantly, Lyme patients.   GLA and its predecessor organizations Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance surpasses the $10 million …MORE

Honorable Chamber of Senators (Paraguay) honors...

Press release by Gabriela Delvalle Aguero for the Senators Chamber, Republic of Paraguay, June 7, 2018, with translation by GLA staff Senators pay homage to Norma Albospino (Russo) for her humanitarian work At the beginning of the …MORE

Owner of Little Birdies Boutique in Georgetown,...

The Pineapple Sunshine clothing line is designed for fashionable parents and their children “Pineapple Sunshine is a children’s clothing brand for newborn to four years old.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) JUNE 05, 2018 Shanlee Johnson, owner of …MORE

UPDATE: Illinois Lawmakers Approve Physician Ex...

By JACLYN DRISCOLL originally published on NPRillinois.org Update: The measure heads to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk. Sponsor state Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has not yet heard whether the governor will support the idea. The Governor’s Office did …MORE

GLA Launches New Lyme Disease Awareness Campaig...

Three noted Lyme warriors are the focus of GLA’s new Lyme disease awareness ads To kick off Lyme Disease Awareness month, GLA released three new Public Service Announcement (PSA) ads in Conde Nast and Meredith …MORE

Global Warming Means More Pathogens

By William Quarles Originally printed in The IPM Practioner, Volume XXXV, Number 7/8 (January 2017) Republished with permission by the author Global warming is contributing to the spread of human pathogens. Ticks and mosquitoes carrying vectorborne …MORE

Mary Beth Pfeiffer: Ticks getting a warmer welcome

From CTpost.com Mary Beth Pfeiffer, an investigative journalist, is the author of “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.” She is an honorary chairperson of the Global Lyme Alliance gala in Greenwich May 12. Ticks …MORE

New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neu...

Press Release from the UNIVERSITY OF TURKU Promising news for detecting antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi. The diagnosis of Lyme disease in cerebrospinal fluid of potential neuroborreliosis patients is very insensitive. Looking for cytokines is much easier …MORE

How a protein helps bacteria outsmart the human...

From ScienceDaily, April 2, 2018 Findings have major implications for tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease persist in the human body and fight …MORE

As She Continues Her Fight With Lyme Disease, S...

Singer-songwriter Marina Morgan received GLA’s Star Light Award at the 2017 GLA Greenwich Gala, created to honor individuals who have lent their voices to the fight against Lyme disease. Morgan’s story is featured on billboard.com. Read it here! …MORE

Must Watch: Florida TV anchorwoman’s batt...

Nicole Sommavilla is a Multimedia journalist for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. A multi-part series aired on SNN giving us an inside look into her own travails with Lyme. Click below to watch them. …MORE

Ticks found along Lopez Canyon hiking trail tes...

by KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO, SORRENTO VALLEY (KUSI) — Several ticks caught on the popular Lopez Canyon hiking trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a potentially deadly bacterial disease commonly known as …MORE

What Makes the Bacteria Behind Lyme Disease Tick?

Originally published by UCONN.edu by Jessica McBride, Office of the Vice President for Research Connecticut residents are far too familiar with Lyme disease, but the ins and outs of how humans become infected is still unclear. …MORE

Study Shows Evidence of Severe and Lingering Sy...

This study funded in part by Global Lyme Alliance could spur further investigation into the cause of persistent symptoms, a source of medical controversy. News release from Johns Hopkins Medicine In a study of 61 people …MORE

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