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Persistence Shown in Lyme Disease
A new study finds Lyme bacteria survive a 28-day course of antibiotics when treated four months after infection by a tick bite. Initial findings:
- All subjects treated with antibiotics were found to have some level of infection 7–12 months post treatment.
- Despite testing negative by antibody tests for Lyme disease, two of 10 subjects were still infected with Lyme bacteria in heart and bladder.
- Lyme bacteria which persist are still viable.
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Now Accepting Applications for $450,000 in Emerging Leader Award Research Grants
This is a call for applications for three Bay Area Lyme Foundation ‘Emerging Leader Award’ grants, one for $250,000 and the other two for $100,000. These awards will be given to promising scientists who embody the future of leadership in Lyme disease research in the US.
The award recipients will be researchers in academia or the private sector who have demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in the biomedical sciences and who can offer scientific rationale for a research project that can advance diagnostics or treatments for Lyme disease. Applications will be accepted from researchers throughout the United States through February 28, 2018.
Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments
Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises
Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs
Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market
Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.
Reported Cases of Lyme Disease
There are over 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.Learn more about this infectious disease