Tag Archives: spirochaete

New York Times’ Story On Lyme Misses The Bull’s Eye

[CanLyme note: Very important in the article is recognition by the Infectious Disease physician author is that there is no good definition for Lyme disease, no good tests, and no biomarkers for B. burgdorferi or for PTLDS (post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome) which is a made-up term not based in science. No one knows when you have been effectively treated and there Continues →

MacLean’s Magazine: Could Canada cause multiple sclerosis?

[CanLyme Note: Many decades of research, prior to MS being too simply labeled an ‘autoimmune’ disease, showed convincingly that spirochetal (spirochaetal) bacteria, like Lyme disease bacteria, played a significant role in the disease process.  Is all MS Lyme disease?  Likely not, but much of it may be a misdiagnosed, untreated, mistreated Lyme disease or other spirochetal infection. In CanLyme’s search string Continues →

LYME AND MS HAVING THE SAME ETIOLOGY – Kathy Cavert

LYME AND MS HAVING THE SAME ETIOLOGY From: jwissmille@aol.com (JWissmille) Newsgroups: sci.med.diseases.lyme Subject: MS or Lyme from the archives NNTP-Posting-Host: ladder07.news.aol.com X-Admin: news@aol.com Date: 30 Jun 1999 19:44:26 GMT Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com Message-ID: <19990630154426.23870.00002412@ng-fj1.aol.com> Xref: news.gmd.de sci.med.diseases.lyme:50155 from the archives–excellent info. Subject: MS/Lyme literature Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 12:55:25 -0500 From: John Haynes Newsgroups: sci.med.diseases.lyme JOURNAL REFERENCES compiled by Continues →

Intracellular Borrelia Spirochaetes Reproduce Inside Erythrocytes

Intracellular Borrelia Spirochaetes Reproduce Inside Erythrocytes   The experiment adds to previous work showing borrelia spirochaete invasion of erythrocytes(1). It provides video evidence that the spirochaetes continue their development within the cell. Materials and methods The medium to hold blood cells stable on a microscope slide mini-culture was prepared as: Watch Videos, Access Paper

Mosquito’s? Selected phenotypic features of BR91, a unique spirochaetal strain isolated from the Culex pipiens mosquito.

Sikutová S, Bunková L, Krejčí E, Halouzka J, Sanogo YO, Rudolf I. Source Institute of Vertebrate Biology, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Czech Republic. Abstract Growth temperature range, resistance to selective antibiotics, activities of 23 enzymes, protein fingerprints and fatty acids composition of the spirochaetal strain BR91, isolated from the Culex pipiens mosquito, were tested. The spirochaetes Continues →

Lyme bacteria show that evolvability is evolvable

Natural selection favours those with a greater capacity to generate genetic variation. Hannah Hoag 14 November 2013   Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, is skilled at evading the immune responses of its animal hosts. STEM JEMS/SPL Some gamblers succeed by spiriting cards up their sleeves, giving them a wider range of hands to play. So do some bacteria, whose Continues →

Can Alzheimer Disease be Prevented?

 Bret S. Stetka, MD Background and Biomarkers AD is an epidemic, affecting over 5 million Americans and nearly 40 million people worldwide. AD afflicts 1 in 8 people aged 65 years or older and nearly half of those 85 years and older.[2] The reason for the staggering prevalence is simply that we’re living longer. “The major risk factor for AD is Continues →