Forward Thinking! — Ticktalkireland’s Blog

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!