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Research POV: Lyme Arthritis and Peptidoglycan

Important study identifies the Borrelia burgdorferi peptidoglycan as an immunogen likely to cause Lyme arthritis in some patients   by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA A longstanding mystery in Lyme disease …MORE

Lobbying for Lyme Disease on Capitol Hill

Learning first-hand the power of coming together to get things done, as Lyme patients and advocates joined together in Washington, D.C. to lobby for Lyme disease research and awareness   by Sara Tyghter, Director of …MORE

Why Is Lyme Disease So Hard to Treat?

For many Lyme disease patients, the bacteria seem to outsmart antibiotic treatment. Why?   It’s a hotly debated topic, and one that is still not completely understood – what causes the persistent symptoms in many …MORE

The Making of a Lyme Disease Research Scientist

Most Lyme disease stories start with a tick bite and symptoms. But Ashley Groshong’s (pictured) Lyme disease odyssey began by peering down a microscope lens. As a young biology student at the University of Arkansas, …MORE

Why Good Science is Crucial

While the road to drug discovery and new treatment options for Lyme disease may seem slow, it’s imperative that the science is sound.   Lyme disease patients all know the thrill of hearing through the …MORE

Highlights from ILADS 2019

By Jennifer Crystal A RECAP OF THE 20TH ANNUAL ILADS CONFERENCE From November 1 to 3, I had the opportunity to attend the 20thannual International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference in Boston. Tick-borne …MORE

Unraveling Spirochetes

by Jennifer Crystal Lyme disease is a complex illness, not just because it manifests in the body in different ways, but because it is also very difficult to diagnose. The Lyme disease bacterium itself, Borrelia …MORE

GLA Response to Proposed IDSA/AAN/ACR 2019 Draf...

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), along with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), recently published a public request for comments on the “2019 Draft Guidelines for …MORE

Leading Lyme Disease Expert Weighs in on New St...

Guest Point of View: John Aucott, M.D., Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine   In a recently published study, the authors* …MORE

GLA POV: Microbiome analysis of Ixodes scapular...

by Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE’S CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER OFFERS PERSPECTIVE ON NEW RESEARCH OUT OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WITH ANALYSIS OF BLACKLEGGED TICKS   Ixodes scapularis, the blacklegged tick, is …MORE

GLA POV: Ability of Stationary Phase Persister/...

by Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA Ying Zhang, Ph.D., a Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)-funded investigator, and his team at Johns Hopkins University just published a seminal study in the journal Discovery Medicine titled …MORE

Video Interview with Dr. Neeta Connally at WCSU

Dr. Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science at Global Lyme Alliance interviews Dr. Neeta Connally, Ph.D., medical entomologist, associate professor and Director of the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University. …MORE

GLA: Lyme Disease Research Symposium 2019

HIGHLIGHTS FROM GLA’S 2019 LYME DISEASE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM WITH TOP LYME RESEARCHERS   by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA (pictured: GLA grantee Dr. John Aucott, GLA’s Dr. Mayla Hsu, GLA SAB …MORE

Top 7 Science-Based Events to Impact Lyme Disea...

GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Research and Science identified the Top 7 science-based events to impact the Lyme disease community in 2018   Connection Between Lyme Disease and Depression GLA-funded investigator, Brian Fallon …MORE

Meet the Researcher: Catherine Brissette, Ph.D.

MEET THE RESEARCHER IS A BLOG SERIES TO INTRODUCE GLA-FUNDED LYME DISEASE RESEARCHERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LYME DISEASE. #MEETTHERESEARCHER NAME: Catherine Brissette, Ph.D. TITLE: Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences INSTITUTION: University of North …MORE

Requests for Tick-borne Disease Research Reach ...

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research & Science, GLA It is no surprise that when funding for research lags, associated progress in science and medicine slows. Perhaps no area of health research illustrates this …MORE

New Research Article, “Ticking Bomb” Offers Int...

A study by Igor Dumic and Edson Severnini entitled “Ticking Bomb: The Impact of Climate Change on the Incidence of Lyme Disease” published in Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology describes the relationship …MORE

GLA POV: Essential Oils as Treatment Against Ly...

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA Global Lyme Alliance’s Director of Research and Science offers perspective on newly published research on using essential oils to treat Lyme disease   Global Lyme …MORE

GLA POV: Antimicrobial Action of Calprotectin T...

by Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE’S CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER OFFERS PERSPECTIVE ON NEWLY PUBLISHED GLA-FUNDED RESEARCH OUT OF JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF HEALTH   A Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)-funded …MORE

Taking Stock of Tick Threats

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA “Tickpocalypse!” “The Year of the Tick!” “A Tick-ing Time Bomb!” These are all recent clickbait headlines that cause us fear and anxiety. But how do we …MORE

Meet the Researcher: Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

MEET THE RESEARCHER IS A BLOG SERIES TO INTRODUCE GLA-FUNDED LYME DISEASE RESEARCHERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LYME DISEASE. #MEETTHERESEARCHER NAME: Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. TITLE: Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology …MORE

Meet the Researcher: Kim Lewis, Ph.D.

MEET THE RESEARCHER IS A BLOG SERIES TO INTRODUCE GLA-FUNDED LYME DISEASE RESEARCHERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LYME DISEASE. #MEETTHERESEARCHER NAME: Kim Lewis, Ph.D. TITLE: University Distinguished Professor; Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center; Department …MORE

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the ...

Predators, acorns, & fragmentation regulate numbers of infected ticks Public Release from the CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES (Millbrook, NY) In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with …MORE

Meet the Researcher: Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D.

Meet the Researcher is a blog series to introduce GLA-funded Lyme disease researchers, and in this case, GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer.   #Meettheresearcher NAME: Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D. TITLE: Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Sellati has …MORE

GLA Point of View on New Tick-Borne Co-infectio...

by Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. The number of cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …MORE

Why Isn’t There a Lyme Disease Vaccine?

by Ashley Ross from The Daily Beast  Blame its bacteria’s weird protein structure. For 25 years, Heather McKean has experienced uncomfortable, unexplainable health issues. Since she was five years old, the 30-year-old has lived with …MORE

GLA: Lyme Disease Research Symposium 2018

Highlights from GLA’s 8th Annual Research Symposium with top Lyme Disease Researchers   by Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA (pictured: GLA’s Scott Santarella and Dr. Timothy Sellati with GLA grantee Dr. Nicole Baumgarth) …MORE

Could a pathogen be the cause of Alzheimer’s di...

By Philip Perry Originally published on bigthink.com For the last 40 years, a minority of researchers have considered the notion that a pathogen might be behind Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011, Judith Miklossy (former GLA Scientific Advisory Board member) and fellow …MORE

Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next...

by Mackenzie Kwak Ticks carry a wide array of pathogens – and environmental changes mean they are spreading Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the …MORE

Promising New Research: PrEPping for Ticks

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D. Director, Research and Science Global Lyme Alliance Stopping Lyme disease before it starts. Promising new research based on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.   It’s frustrating that there are so few ways …MORE

GLA: Lyme Disease Research Symposium Highlights

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D Director of Research and Science, GLA GLA hosts top researchers to discuss Lyme disease research.   How can we understand Lyme disease better? Are there drugs that can kill persistent bacteria? Why …MORE

Podcast: Tick-Borne Co-Infections, Bartonella a...

Bartonella is a tick-borne co-infection. As with Lyme disease, its symptoms can be debilitating.   While the most common tick-borne infection is Lyme disease, infected ticks may carry more than one kind of microbe or …MORE

Podcast: Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Co-Infections

The most common tick-borne infection is Lyme disease. However, infected ticks also carry and spread numerous co-infections.   The newest Global Lyme Alliance podcast, with GLA’s Dr. Harriet Kotsoris and Dr. Mayla Hsu, discusses Lyme disease …MORE

Podcast: The Facts on Lyme Disease

Understanding Lyme disease can be as complicated as the bacteria that causes it. Global Lyme Alliance is launching a podcast series to help make sense of it all. The podcasts will cover everything from basic …MORE

GLA Disagrees with NEJM Study Conclusions

The March 31, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine published a study of antibiotic treatment for long-term Lyme disease (Berende et al.). Individuals were treated with a two-week course of intravenous ceftriaxone, …MORE

GLA Awards Over $1 Million In New Grants!

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, announced today that it has awarded a record total of over $1 million in grants to eight researchers …MORE

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