Jim is a microbiologist and has conducted antibiotic discovery research for over 30 years in big pharma and academia. Jim is currently a supervisory microbiologist at the New Jersey Department of Health conducting viral (arboviruses and covid-19) surveillance for the state. He is starting a multi-partner plan to institute a state-wide tick surveillance and testing program for the state of New Jersey.
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Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Jensen, G.S., et al.) 3.2.23 published “Disruption of Established Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms by a Blend of Enzymes and Botanical Extracts.” In this study researchers […]
Yale School of Public Health (Blair, J.) 4.11.23, published “Tick-borne Powassan virus is being transmitted in concentrated clusters in New England, Yale study says.” The article details a study that contributes a better understanding of the particulars relating to Powassan virus transmission and may be of aid to public health efforts to curb infections.
On 4.4.23, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) President, Pat Smith, was interviewed on NJ radio station, 101.5 WKXW by Host, David Matthau, about the spread of multiple dangerous tick-borne diseases in the State. A summary article about the in-depth and informative interview of Ms. Smith was posted by the Host to nj1015.com on 4.12.23.
eBioMedicine (Chung, M., et al.) 3.21.23 published “Systematic comparisons between Lyme disease and post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome in the U.S. with administrative claims data.” The data-driven study analyzed a nationwide administrative dataset consisting of over 98 billion billing and 1.4 billion prescription archives from the years 2008 – 2016 to uncover characteristics of Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) that may be of diagnostic or etiologic importance.
Journal of Bacteriology (Castro-Padovani, T., et al.) 3.15.23 published “Gac Is a Transcriptional Repressor of the Lyme Disease Spirochete’s OspC Virulence-Associated Surface Protein.” The study investigated the processes by which the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, controls production of OspC.