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In the link above, Dr. Steven Phillips talks about two research projects he is working on.

  1. The first project is a joint venture between Duke, Johns Hopkins, and Tulane which was fully funded by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation. The goal is to use a specialized high thoughput proteomics platform to find new drugs to treat Lyme and bartonella. It’s the same precision medicine technology used to find drugs for cancer and HIV, only this time it’s finally turned toward eradicating Lyme and Bartonella. And we already have lots of initial hits!
  2. The second project is further along thanks to funding from Bay Area Lyme Foundation. We’ve moved forward with starting drug formulation and laboratory testing. I’m working alongside Dr. Neil Spector of Duke, Dana Parish, Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt and his team from Galaxy Diagnostics and NC State, and too many others to list here. We’re developing what we believe will be a game-changing drug for the treatment of bartonella and Lyme, made possible by this joint-development effort involving some of the smartest folks from academia, the private sector, and the non-profit world.  First, we plan to demonstrate in the test tube that we can eradicate these bacteria after they’ve infected cells. If all goes well, then it’s on to an animal study, and from there, human trials. This project has been funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation, an organization which leads the fight against Lyme disease by funding research with a goal to put an end to this pandemic. We are also funded by our publicly announced co-funding partnership with Lyme Connection, a premier non-profit Lyme foundation under the auspices of the Town of Ridgefield, CT. Unlike general pool donations where you don’t know where your donation is going, with our co-funding effort, the following link specifically directs that donations go toward developing this new drug:  Click on link to Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Fund Our Research:

A big thank you to our newest research funding partner, RescueRenovations.

They do general contracting and mold abatement and will donate 5% of any job to our research if you mention donating to Project Bartonella. You can contact them at and if you know of another company that also wants to become a research funding partner, please let us know.

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