Borrelia burgdorferi

First Multiplex Test for Tick-Borne Diseases

PROMISING TO REVOLUTIONIZE DIAGNOSIS, A SINGLE BLOOD TEST CAN NOW ACCURATELY DETECT IF SOMEONE HAS LYME DISEASE AND/OR ONE OF SEVEN OTHER TICK-BORNE DISEASES By: Co-authors include Thomas Briese, Teresa Tagliafierro, Stephen Sameroff, Adrian Caciula, Lokendrasingh Chauhan, of CII; Jigar Patel and Eric Sullivan of Roche Sequencing Solutions, Madison, WI; Azad Gucwa of Farmingdale State … Continue reading First Multiplex Test for Tick-Borne Diseases

The Epidemic Of Our Time

Lyme Disease: My Journey To Health (The Methods, Research & Mindset I Used to Fight Lyme) In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire … Continue reading The Epidemic Of Our Time

Mechanisms Of Antigenic Variation In Borrelia Hermsii And African Trypanosomes

INTRODUCTION Several pathogenic microorganisms, ranging from viruses to protozoa, evade the mammalian immune response by periodically changing the molecular constituents on their surface, a phenomenon called antigenic variation(1). Two pathogens particularly adept at using this strategy are Borrelia hermsii, a prokaryotic spirochete that causes relapsing fever in the western United States and Canada(2), and African … Continue reading Mechanisms Of Antigenic Variation In Borrelia Hermsii And African Trypanosomes