Bay Area Lyme Foundation Requests Proposals for $100,000 Grant for an Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research

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Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Requests Proposals for $100,000 Grant for An Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research

Emerging Leader Award aims to inspire a much-needed focus on Lyme disease among researchers

Silicon Valley, CABay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research in the US, today announced a call for applications for its Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Award and accompanying $100,000 grant. This award will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease research in the US. The award recipient will be a researcher at the post-doctoral level through the Assistant Professor level, or equivalent, who has identified a defined approach to improved diagnostics or therapies for Lyme disease. Important criteria include demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in the biomedical sciences and a strong supporting scientific rationale for the project. Research efforts are required to generate initial proof-of-concept within 12 – 18 months. 

#Lime4Lyme at Hops & Harmony

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You couldn’t have missed it … Some months ago, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge captured the nation’s attention and raised millions of dollars for the ALS association. Participants were doused with a bucket of ice or could make a donation to the charity to avoid the ice dunking.

Well, in late August, one enterprising young woman, Ms. Shelby Anderson, inspired by the ALS tactics and determined to raise awareness about Lyme disease, introduced a new spin on the challenge. With friends and supporters at Western University in Pomona, CA, she challenged folks to eat an entire lime in support of Bay Area Lyme Foundation and our efforts to develop a better diagnostic.

Does Everyone Get the Telltale Bullseye Rash?

No. A certain kind of rash, called erythema migrans, is a telltale symptom of Lyme disease, and if you have it call your doctor immediately.  But not everyone who has Lyme exhibits a rash, much less the “bullseye” rash so often associated with Lyme disease.

Hops & Harmony, Sunday Sept. 28

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Please join us. Bring your own picnic & blanket or order catered BBQ and enjoy some great tunes and crafted brews.

FREE Admission, $25 donation for catered BBQ meal – Select Brewery Beers $4

Also featuring Kids’ Activity Tent and Lyme Education & Prevention Information.

Lyme Disease Risk Is Year-Round in Northwest California, According to New Study

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Researchers from CDPH and UC-Berkeley Publish Findings in Peer-Review Journal, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Silicon Valley, CABay Area Lyme Foundation, which aims to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, applauds new research published in an upcoming issue of the Elsevier peer review journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.  The findings show that ticks that carry Lyme disease in Northwest California are active throughout the year, making the threat of Lyme disease year-round. The research was conducted by researchers at California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vector-borne Disease Section and University of California, Berkeley (UC-B).

Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid Raises Funds To Accelerate Medical Breakthroughs

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First Ever ‘Emerging Leader Award’ Presented to Two Promising Scientists

Portola Valley, CA –Bay Area Lyme Foundation, www.BayAreaLyme.org, a national organization dedicated to accelerating medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease and making prevention common knowledge, raised close to $500,000 at its second annual LymeAid benefit concert last evening, with 100 percent of contributions supporting research to find a reliable diagnostic and cure for Lyme disease.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Expands Its Team

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Tara DiMilia, 908-947-0500, tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com

Four Board Members and Two Staff Members Added to Growing Organization

Portola Valley, CA – Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a national organization dedicated to accelerating medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease and making prevention common knowledge, announced today the addition of four new Advisory Board members and two new staff members.  The additions come as the organization grows in order to drive new research and bring new talent to bear on this pernicious and spreading disease.

Ticks Carrying The Bacteria Which Cause Lyme Disease Are Widespread In San Francisco Bay Area, According To A CDC Journal

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Emerging Infectious Diseases journal reports “surprising” findings of ticks carrying B. burgdorferi and B. miyamotoi

Portola Valley, CA – Bay Area Lyme Foundation announced today that a new study funded by the organization will be published in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a peer-review journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Northern Arizona University, indicates that ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, (B. burgdorferi) the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces $100,000 Award for an Emerging Scientific Leader in Lyme Research

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First Annual ‘Emerging Leader Award’ aims to inspire the next generation of scientific leadership to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure

Portola Valley, CA –  The Bay Area Lyme Foundation today announced the first annual Bay Area Lyme Foundation ‘Emerging Leader Award’ and a $100,000 grant which will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease research.

Louis’s Story: In His Own Words

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8-year-old Louis S was bitten by a tick in late 2007 but not diagnosed with Lyme disease until a year later. Like many patients, he never had the distinctive bullseye rash and it took months of suffering through fever, fatigue, and joint pain before he was tested and diagnosed, at which point the illness had become quite debilitating. He shares his story here.