Science & Research

May 2016 Trip to Capitol Hill, IDSA Headquarters, and Lyme Policy and Science Forum

May 2016 Trip to Capitol Hill, IDSA Headquarters, and Lyme Policy and Science Forum

Each May, The Mayday Project hosts a rally outside of the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA, to raise public awareness for Lyme Disease and for the damage being done by the outdated and dangerously flawed IDSA Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines, and to fight for change.  Patients travel from around the region […]

Lyme Links ~ Essential Reading, Late May 2015

Lyme Links ~ Essential Reading, Late May 2015

There were so many not-to-be-missed articles this month that they ALL became easy to miss and easy to lose track of.  Which I have done, prior to finding the time to read or share most of them. This is due in large part to May being Lyme Disease Awareness month, and to the ongoing traction […]

Questions, Logic, Ticks, and Lyme Funding Links from Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coaltion

Questions, Logic, Ticks, and Lyme Funding Links from Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coaltion

Following are three of the first articles published on the new Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coalition website.  We are gearing up to launch May 1. The only anticipated on-line fanfare will be photographic (see requests below the article links) and real-life will include presence at the Mayday Project’s IDSA Rallies in Arlington, VA. A CALL FOR INCREASED […]

IDSA Lyme Guidelines ~ Background Resources (with Notes for Comment Period)

Foreward ~ I’m so behind on my own comments, and the deadline for the IDSA Public Comment period is so fast approaching, that multiple posts with relevant or even related content or links are going to published in a rough state, including things like un-formatted and un-annotated lists of links, just to get the information out […]

New Montana Lyme Study “Hits Home” Emotionally and (Almost) Geographically

New Montana Lyme Study “Hits Home” Emotionally and (Almost) Geographically

I heard from another Lyme patient about a week that there would be a Lyme disease study starting in Ravalli County with pediatrician Blaise Favara, and last night it was on the news. When I first heard about it, he study part was quite exciting, although they are not looking at my area.  What made […]

Deer Ticks Confirmed in North Dakota Carry Lyme Disease and Important Implications for ‘Non-Lyme’ States

Deer Ticks Confirmed in North Dakota Carry Lyme Disease and Important Implications for ‘Non-Lyme’ States

Recent findings published in the Journal of Medical Entomology carry critically important implications for Lyme Disease detection in Montana and other states currently not considered Lyme endemic. Although North Dakota was considered to be outside the range of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), researchers sampled nine locations in North Dakota and found deer ticks present at six of them, including […]

“Recent” Tick Science From 1909, Revised in 1949 (Then Apparently Forgotten)

Until at least 1949, only soft bodied ticks were considered to carry the spirochetes later learned to be associated with Lyme disease.  Later it was found that hard bodied ticks carried them also, but I’m at a loss as to how it was forgotten that they also were carried by soft bodied ticks. For the […]