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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

How Lyme Disease Bacteria Spread Through the Body

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a live-cell-imaging-based system that provides insights into how Lyme disease bacteria latch onto and move along the inside surface of blood vessels to reach key ... read more

Lyme Disease: You Can't Blame the Deer

July 21, 2016 — The last decades the disease Lyme borreliosis that is spread by ticks has been increasing, but this increase cannot be explained by the increasing deer population only, say ... read more

Scientists Review Methods to Prevent Bites, Suppress Ticks That Transmit Lyme Disease

July 20, 2016 — Decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease has been reviewed by a research team, and outlined in a ... read more

Potential Flaws in Test for Lyme Disease

June 30, 2016 — A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to ... read more

New Software Improves Ability to Catalog Bacterial Pathogens

June 27, 2016 — A new software tool has been developed that will improve scientists' ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine ... read more

Combination Therapy Cures Tick-Borne Illness in Mice

June 6, 2016 — A novel combination therapy cures an emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease, report researchers. This ... read more

Lyme Disease Early-Detection Test Is Effective, Study Shows

May 19, 2016 — After three years and 300 patients, researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but ... read more

Children With Swollen, Painful Knees: Is It Lyme Disease or Septic Arthritis?

May 11, 2016 — Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four ... read more

New Method to Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

May 10, 2016 — Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce ... read more

Atrophosclerodermic Manifestations of Lyme Borreliosis

Apr. 25, 2016 — The literature on scleratrophic skin lesions as a manifestation of a Borrelia infection has been summarized by ... read more

Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Apr. 25, 2016 — Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new ... read more

New Test for Early Detection of Lyme Disease Developed

Apr. 25, 2016 — As part of the EU "ID Lyme" project, an infection immunology team is working on developing of a new test for early detection of Lyme disease (borreliosis). This will improve the ability to ... read more

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Has No Benefit for Persistent Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Mar. 30, 2016 — Much uncertainty exists about the cause and treatment of persistent symptoms after a previous episode of Lyme disease. A large-scale study of 280 patients has shown that long-term treatment with ... read more

High Levels of Co-Infection With Pathogens and Symbionts in Ticks from the Ardennes

Mar. 17, 2016 — Ticks are small blood-feeding arachnids that can transmit diseases amongst animals and humans. Researchers studied pathogen species and bacterial symbionts in tick species Ixodes ricinus. Their ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are ... read more

'Neoehrlichiosis' Internationally Diagnosed, Successfully Treated in Patients Without Immunodeficiency for the First Time

Feb. 29, 2016 — The intercellular bacteria "Candidatus Neoehrlichia", as e.g. Borrelia, can be transferred by ticks. Approx. 4.2 % of indigenous ticks are infected with this rarely explored bacterium ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — An experimental method developed by researchers appears capable of detecting the stealthy culprit Lyme bacteria at the earliest time of infection, when currently available tests are often still ... read more

Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers 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 ... read more

Researchers Identify New Borrelia Species That Causes Lyme Disease

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people has been identified by researchers. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — RNA sequencing is uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests cannot detect. Researchers used a technique called transcriptome sequencing to screen for blood-borne diseases ... read more

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