Research

CanLyme is dedicated to promoting advancements in Lyme disease research. More research is needed to accurately diagnose and treat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, and CanLyme supports this.  CanLyme’s Venture Grants policy for academic researchers can be found here.

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Research priorities of patients with Lyme disease in pregnancy

Feb 13, 2024

This recent Canadian study articulates many of the concerns that Lyme patients have, including the concern that mothers have regarding the transmission of Lyme disease to their children.1Omar A, Grenier…

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Vision loss and Lyme neuroborreliosis

Feb 7, 2024

This case presentation highlights the importance of considering Lyme disease as a possible cause of vision loss and other neurologic symptoms caused by nerve and vascular inflammation in the head…

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Persistence of Lyme patients and the role of patient organizations

Jan 23, 2024

What happens when growing numbers of patients are unable to receive a diagnosis and adequate treatment for Lyme disease? They keep looking for solutions, both individually and collectively. This in-depth…

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The significant impacts of infections, such as Lyme, on mental health

Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Robert Bransfield, Dr. Charlotte Mao and Dr.Rosalie Greenberg have written a comprehensive and important review that addresses the history, pathophysiology, personal and clinical significance of the interface between microbes…

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Medical Gaslighting and Lyme Disease: The Patient Experience

Dec 31, 2023

Published December 29, 2023 in Healthcare Authored by Jennifer L. Fagen, Jeremy A. Shelton, Jenna Luché-Thayer Abstract: Even though there are approximately half a million new cases of Lyme disease…

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Research points to delayed diagnosis for Black patients with Lyme disease

Dec 21, 2023

This recent study from Johns Hopkins University reveals that Black patients in their clinic and research studies received a diagnosis for Lyme disease when they are at a later stage…

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Research confirms  presence of Borrelia cyst-like structures after antibiotic treatment and uncovers a unique localization of Borrelia species in the brain

Dec 1, 2023

Emerging research out of the Czech Republic has revealed surprising results and invites further exploration into how Borrelia interacts with brain tissue. This research has a poignant element as well;…

Brain scans from a Lyme research study published in Nature.

Research explores the clinical presentations of Lyme neuroborreliosis

Nov 22, 2023

New research out of Lithuania highlights the importance of keeping the neurological manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) on the radar for patients and clinicians, particularly for those working in family…

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Profiling disease burden and Borrelia seroprevalence in Canadians with complex and chronic illness

Nov 10, 2023

Victoria Sanderson and her research team looked at both the health burden and serology of Lyme patients, those with Lyme-like illness and people with other chronic illnesses. Their findings confirm…

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Whole genome sequencing of human Borrelia burgdorferi isolates reveals linked blocks of accessory genome elements located on plasmids and associated with human dissemination

Sep 16, 2023

Abstract Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. The clinical manifestations of Lyme disease vary based on the genospecies of the infecting Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete, but…

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Case study demonstrates need for increased Lyme literacy among health practitioners

Sep 8, 2023

A new patient focused Lyme disease study funded by CanLyme explores the experiences of a Canadian adolescent with symptom-persistent Lyme disease. Lyme disease is the most prevalent vector-borne illness in…

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Alternative Lyme disease treatments

Sep 6, 2023

Alternative Lyme disease treatments are popular either used alone or in conjunction with antibiotics.2For information about the MyLymeData Registry, see the MyLymeData Viz Blog: “MyLymeData is one of the largest…

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