The successful development of a rapid new diagnostic Lyme disease test is owed in part to the test samples contributed to The Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s Lyme Disease Biobank, specifically from the patients of Dr. George Dempsey’s East Hampton Family Medicine practice.
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Did you know there are tests you can take to see if you’re immune or vulnerable to the coronavirus? FOX13 spoke with doctors and scientists who are investigating our bodies’ ability to fight off COVID-19 and working on a test that could indicate if we are either possibly immune or still vulnerable. They are called… Read More
Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., today announced that a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reports a potential new diagnostic, mChip-Ld, which can be performed in 15 minutes in a physician’s office, offers efficacy improvement over the current gold standard diagnostic, the two-tier test,… Read More
Months after a U.S. Congress–mandated working group sounded the alarm about tickborne illnesses and urged more federal action and money, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is readying a strategic plan for these diseases…The funding “will get new technology out of the shadows,” spurring development of nascent approaches and collaborations, says Maria Gomes-Solecki, a veterinarian… Read More
Kirby Stafford, Connecticut’s state entomologist, knows only one surefire way to reduce tick populations enough to cut Lyme disease rates: killing deer. Otherwise, he says, “very little by itself really reduces tick numbers enough.” But in some Connecticut neighborhoods Stafford has been testing a new strategy, one he hopes might show real promise after years… Read More