Tag Archives: spirochete

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 →

Vancouver couple believe Lyme disease played role in son’s suicide

[CanLyme Note: Suicide is one of the most commonly reported causes of death related to Lyme disease, far ahead of heart and other problems.] Onetime Columbia River basketball standout Zach Moritz died in 2015 Published: May 19, 2019, 6:05 AM on The Columbian As Zach Moritz sat in the shade of the sequoia trees, he could envision the outlines of a new Continues →

Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

[CanLyme Note:  Judith Miklossy, PhD, was a founding Board member of CanLyme in 2003 and remained until she moved back to her home in Switzerland from British Columbia in 2009. Her research ethics and standards are impeccable and well recognized.] By Jill U. Adams TheScientist In late 2011, Drexel University dermatology professor Herbert Allen was astounded to read a new research paper Continues →

Relying on a negative Lyme test can prove deadly. Dr. Dan Cameron

In August of 2013, a 17-year-old boy died suddenly from cardiac arrest. Initially, health officials blamed the Powassan virus for his death. But a recent report in Cardiovascular Pathologist finds that Joseph Elone, from Poughkeepsie, died from Lyme carditis. It was not a rare virus but Lyme disease that claimed the young man’s life. Read full blog

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 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

Multiple Sclerosis – Did you know? Spirochetes found in Multiple Sclerosis patients?

TIME Magazine, June 24, 1957 Multiple sclerosis victims (about 250,000 in the U.S.) were anxiously  wondering about a possible clue to their mysterious disease, which is  marked by near-total loss of muscle control. (It happens when the  myelin sheath, a fatty insulation around nerve pathways, degenerates  for unknown reasons, thus short-circuiting nerve signals.) Philadelphia  Bacteriologist Rose Ichelson, 59, reported success Continues →

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 →

Motility is crucial for the infectious life cycle of Bb

Sultan SZ, Manne A, Stewart PE, Bestor A, Rosa PA, Charon NW, Motaleb MA. Infection and Immunity, online before print, 2013 Mar 25. AbstractThe Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, exists in a zoonotic cycle involving an arthropod tick and mammalian host. Dissemination of the organism within and between these hosts depends upon the spirochete’s ability to traverse through complex tissues. Continues →

Tuskegee Part 2 – Lyme disease – A far larger fraud?

The Tuskgegee experiment that started in the 1930’s ruined over 600 people’s lives who had syphilis, a spirochetal infection like Lyme disease who unknowlingly had antibiotics withheld from them by being given placebos. “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history,” “ Here in this speech, Lyme disease is said to be Part 2 of Continues →