The LDA has a long history of funding/supporting research projects that lead to real results. Below is the list of links to peer-reviewed articles that acknowledge LDA’s funding/support. Click on the publication link (or just scroll down to it) to see the authors, which authors LDA provided the funding for (green), and the abstract and […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) awards grants in three different areas of its mission: Research, Education, and Patient Support (LymeAid 4 Kids). The sections below highlights each area of grant support. Click below for the summary of stats on all grants awarded through 2021. Research Grant statsEducation Grants statsLymeAid 4 Kids Grant Stats Research Grants Since the LDA officially opened its doors […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) has been funding research nationwide over its 31 year history, awarding 123 research grants to date Click here for list of grants. To date, 60 journal publications have resulted from LDA funding/support Publications LDA-Funded research. Additionally, researchers have presented their LDA-funded work at many conferences Conference Presentations Resulting from LDA-Funding. […]
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, a charity focusing on research, education, prevention and patient support. History The Lyme Disease Association began as Lyme Disease Association of Central Jersey in 1991 and then became Lyme Disease Association of New Jersey in 1993. Formed by patients and […]
LDA strives to fund the most relevant and cutting edge research aimed at investigating the diagnosis, treatment, pathology, and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The goal is to have researchers publish in peer review and move the field of tick-borne diseases forward. To date, LDA has 60 publications that have resulted from its […]
Borrelia Burgdorferi Increases Replication & Dissemination of Coinfecting Powassan Virus in I. Scapularis Ticks
Charles E. Hart, et al., published the results of a study in the journal Viruses designed to determine the risk of human exposure to I. scapularis ticks that were coinfected in a lab with Powassan virus (POWV) and B. burgdorferi, bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Due to the increase in tularemia diagnoses over the past two decades, Michael Kelson, et al, published a case report in Cureus to raise awareness of the rare yet life-threatening zoonotic infection, which initially presents with non-specific flu-like symptoms mostly during summer months.
A study by FAIR Health has just been released showing significant increases in Lyme disease diagnoses over the past 15 years in both rural and urban areas. Results of the study indicate that from 2007 to 2021, private insurance claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses increased by 357% in rural areas and 65% in urban areas. FAIR Health has released a comprehensive infographic that depicts these and other outcomes of the study.
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A new study by Richard Horowitz, MD and Phyllis Freeman, MD has been published in Antibiotics that evaluates the efficacy of using short-term, high dose, and pulsed dapsone combination therapy (HDDCT) in the treatment of Chronic Lyme disease/Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).
Nature, (Adamo, S., et al) July 29, 2022, published an article on researchers finding a new natural acaracide─kills ticks. There are synthetic pesticides that can reduce tick numbers but there are environmental concerns about their effects on beneficial insects. Ixodes scapularis ticks (blacklegged─deer tick) transmit Borrelia burgdorferi, bacteria that cause Lyme disease. These ticks overwinter […]