In 2018, Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA) reached a milestone in its Lyme research support −the 50th journal article with LDA supported research was published. Articles found in 39 different journals begin in 1996 with the ground-breaking, Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms: A PCR Study of 97 Cases, by the late Manfred Bayer in the journal Infection.
Journals range from The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Neurology, Genetics, Gene, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of the American Medical Association, Biochemistry, Veterinary Sciences, Clinical Infectious Disease, Journal of International Neuropsychological Society to the most recent, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.
Researchers funded include, Drs. Ying Zhang, Brian Fallon, Ed Breitschwerdt, Steven Schutzer, Travis Taylor, Eva Sapi, Kerry Clark, Ben Luft and many more from across the U.S.
Other ground-breaking studies include:
- The Underdiagnosis of Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease in Children and Adults.
- A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of repeated IV antibiotic therapy for Lyme encephalopathy.
- Whole-Genome Sequences of Thirteen Isolates of Borrelia burgdorferi.
- Absence of Borrelia Burgdorferi-specific immune complexes in chronic fatigue syndrome.
- A Drug Combination Screen Identifies Drugs Active against Amoxicillin-Induced Round Bodies of in Vitro Borrelia burgdorferi Persisters from an FDA Drug Library,
- Characterization of Biofilm Formation by Borrelia burgdorferi In Vitro.
- Borrelia Burgdorferi–Specific Immune Complexes in Acute Lyme Disease.
- A Controlled Study of Cognitive Deficits in Children with Chronic Lyme Disease.
- Severity of Lyme disease with persistent symptoms: Insights from a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.
- Distinct Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteomes Differentiate Post-Treatment Lyme Disease from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- Regional prevalences of Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia bissettiae, and Bartonella henselae in Ixodes affinis, Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis in the USA.