Thanks to Sherry and Lair Cagan, founders of www.Stand4Lyme.com, there is some great research being conducted at Standford University who is collaborating with numerous institutions.
If you need some hope today, watch this 20 minute video. Kudos to the Cagans!
More good news: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2016/03/researchers-investigate-four-promising-new-treatments-for-lyme-disease/ March 29, 2016
“University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis, who leads the Lyme disease research team, is now expanding that therapeutic reach with the help of a $1.5 million grant from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
The team is pursuing four arms of treatment-related research at Northeastern’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center, which Lewis directs.
They are: a mouse study of a regimen that eradicated the bacterium in the test tube, setting the stage for human trials; antibiotic cocktails using existing drugs; strategies to discover new drugs that selectively target the Lyme bacterium; and ways to alter the composition of the microbiome—the community of microorganisms inhabiting the human body—to stop the autoimmune reactions that characterize the disease.
All four show exciting promise. The grant, Lewis says, “will give us the flexibility to test our approaches in parallel, which will save us an enormous amount of time.”
“We are going at Lyme disease with everything we have.”
— University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis
We are rooting for all of you!