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Watch Mount Allison University Lyme Research Network announcement partnering with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

May 5th, 2017 One of the pillars within the mission statement of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is promoting research. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mount Allison University in assisting their Lyme Disease Research Network with funding. Developing a broad capacity within Canadian universities to cope with what the government of Canada has admitted is a coming Continues →

Mount Allison University and Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation announce partnership in research.

Mount A researchers uniting expertise against Lyme disease May 5th, 2017 CumberlandNewsNow.com Fourteen researchers have come together to form the Lyme Research Network to provide a co-ordinated way to respond to the research needs of the Lyme community, to develop research that looks at the issue from new perspectives, and to share findings. The researchers represent a variety of disciplines Continues →

Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas. As a young boy, he played the lead role in Oliver in his birthplace of Bermuda, before moving with his family to Toronto five years ago. Now, as a 17 year-old high school student, he’s Continues →

Ontario: Chatham – Kent area health units seeing increase in tick submissions

By Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News                 Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:38:48 EDT PM Chatham-Kent has seen an increase in reported human cases of Lyme disease, compared to other areas in the region. There has been four confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Chatham-Kent so far this year with another case still under investigation. This is up from two confirmed cases in Continues →

Small but deadly

CBC radio’s, On The Island,with Gregor Craigie British Columbia, Sept.17th, 2013 The number of ticks and the number of people getting sick from ticks is on the rise. We hear more from. We speak to a graduate student who studies the relationship between ticks and humans. Listen to the podcast.  Send feedback to http://www.cbc.ca/ontheisland/contact/

Chromosome Sequence of Borrelia miyamotoi, an Uncultivable Tick-Borne Agent of Human Infection.

Hue F, Ghalyanchi Langeroudi A, Barbour AG.Genome Announcements. 2013 Sep 12;1(5). pii: e00713-13. http://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00713-13 Abstract Borrelia miyamotoi is a newly recognized agent of human disease. B. miyamotoi strain LB-2001, an isolate from the tick Ixodes scapularis, was propagated in mice. The sequence of the chromosome was determined by next-generation sequencing of DNA isolated from whole blood. The sequence established that Continues →

Huffington Post series on Lyme Disease: The Global Search for Education: Research – Ticks

                                       Part 10 in series on the Global Lyme Disease Discussion Borrelia burgdorferi cultivated from the brains of patients suffering from chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis as seen by dark field microscopy Given that according to the CDC, there are 300,000 individuals who are affected annually by Lyme disease in the US, it is astonishing that so little research money has been Continues →

Listen to Dr. Bonnie Henry, regarding the BC Clinic, completely ignore the vast patient group who do respond to longer term antibiotics

Listen to the many wobble words and phrases used by Dr. Bonnie Henry to discount the dramatic benefit to thousands of people with Lyme Disease who finally receive longer term (not lifetime) antibiotics. Keep’em sick she says… give those unfortunate castaways pain killers and nice talk. What tests have the BC CDC developed and where is that information published, and Continues →

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.

Press release: August 28th, 2013  Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.  The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) today announced it is withdrawing its support for the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic. The Clinic was initially proposed to address inadequate diagnostics and treatment for Lyme disease patients.   “After much consideration, Continues →

The Early Dissemination Defect Attributed to Disruption of Decorin-Binding Proteins Is Abolished in Chronic Murine Lyme Borreliosis

doi: 10.1128/IAI.01359-12 Infect. Immun. May 2013 vol. 81 no. 5 1663-1673    Denise M. Imaia, D. Scott Samuelsb, Sunlian Fenga, Emir Hodzica, Kim Olsena and Stephen W. Bartholda Center for Comparative Medicine, Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USAa Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USAb R. P. Morrison, Editor + Author Affiliations ABSTRACT The laboratory mouse Continues →

Lyme disease presentation – CanLyme, Penticton, BC, March, 2013

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation president Jim Wilson presents to the Penticton Museum in the City of Penticton, BC.  “Because public speaking is not something I do regularly, here are some mis-speaks on my part in this presentation – – I mentioned the borrelia bacteria can survive in the blood for 48 months… no, 48 days. – I said Dr. Banerjee was Continues →