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Tafenoquine and Atovaquone Combo Shows Promise in Babesiosis Treatment
January 5, 2024
Learn about a breakthrough in the treatment of babesiosis using a combination of tafenoquine and atovaquone. This innovative approach shows potential for complete cure and immune protection, according...
What is Rapid or Point-Of-Care Testing for Lyme Disease?
October 18, 2023
By Jane M. Caldwell, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Medavera Inc., Springfield, MO and Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, Ph.D., MPH - Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Pathology, Massa...
American Society for Microbiology Publishes Minireview, Research Funded by GLA
May 14, 2022
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators, and health professionals. ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world. The minirevi...
Lyme Disease and Bell’s Palsy: New Considerations for Differential Diagnosis
March 28, 2022
Promising New Lyme Disease Antibiotic May Spare Microbiome
October 6, 2021
An exciting new finding by. Dr. Kim Lewis of Northeastern University gives hope that Lyme disease can be potentially treated without harming the microbiome Why is antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease...
Lyme Disease and Mental Disorders: It’s Not All in Your Head
July 29, 2021
A recent study in Denmark funded by Global Lyme Alliance analyzes patient data associated with Lyme disease and the impact it has on mental health Mental disorders are among the most poorly understood...
Meet the Researcher: Michael Eriksen Benros, M.D., Ph.D.
July 25, 2021
Michael Eriksen Benros, M.D., Ph.D. is professor and Head of Research at Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. He received a two year grant from GLA for his study: ...
Meet the Researcher: Shannon Delaney, M.D.
July 8, 2021
Shannon Delaney, M.D., is Director of Child and Adolescent Evaluation at the Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center, and Assistant Professor, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians ...
Borrelia miyamotoi: Hiding in Plain Sight?
May 22, 2021
GLA's Director of Research and Science, Dr. Mayla Hsu, discusses findings by Dr. Shannon Delaney, who suggests that Borrelia miyamotoi is an infectious trigger for chronic illness, closely resembling ...
Meet the Researcher - George Aranjuez Ph.D.
March 29, 2021
George Aranjuez, Ph.D. is faculty research associate at University of Central Florida. His postdoctoral research was supported by a Deborah and Mark Blackman-GLA fellowship award. His most recent peer...
Dendritic Cells: A Possible Pathway to Lyme Autoimmunity?
February 16, 2021
In the Covid-19 pandemic era, survival and recovery are on our minds. It’s become recognized that some patients recover quickly from Covid-19, but others may take months or possibly longer to feel bet...
Meet the Researcher: Maria Gutierrez-Hoffmann, Ph.D.
February 16, 2021
Maria Gutierrez-Hoffmann, Ph.D. is a scientist at the Food and Drug Administration in the Office of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Assessment. As a postdoctoral fellow, her Lyme disease research was sup...
Lyme Disease Incidence: Even Greater Than Thought
February 5, 2021
POV by Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA How many people get Lyme disease every year? Precisely determining an annual incidence has been a challenge. Based upon a surveillance r...
Meet the Researcher: Lise Nigrovic, M.D., M.P.H.
January 6, 2021
Meet the Researcher is a blog series to introduce GLA-funded Lyme disease researchers. Lise Nigrovic, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hosp...
An Innovative Approach To Understanding Pediatric Lyme Disease
December 28, 2020
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA
How Our Body ‘Sees’ Spirochetes Has Implications for Lyme Disease Severity and Novel Treatments
December 20, 2020
by Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA
The Similarities Between Post-COVID-19 and Lyme Disease
November 17, 2020
Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. have lingering illness following COVID-19, known as post-Covid “long haulers.” Why do some people recover relatively quickly from Lyme disease and Covid-19, and...
When Interpretation of Results Misses the Bull’s-eye
November 14, 2020
by Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GLA
Lyme Arthritis and Inflammation: Shut It Off!
September 23, 2020
A summary of 3 Lyme arthritis studies and how our immune system can fail to shut off when there’s an infection. by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA
The need for an alternative to current antibody-based Lyme disease diagnostic tests
August 25, 2020
by Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Global Lyme Alliance
Lyme Arthritis: The Antibody Connection
July 20, 2020
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA
Is the Clinical Trials Process Working?
June 25, 2020
GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer takes an important look at our current clinical trials process. Is it still working? Does it serve patient needs?
Lyme Disease Research Remains Active During Pandemic
May 16, 2020
GLA-funded researchers are still focused on their Lyme disease research initiatives
Research Sharing: What Can Lyme Disease Learn from Skin Cancer?
May 6, 2020
Is it possible to leverage research findings and treatment options for malignant cancers, like skin cancer, for Lyme disease?
Pandemics, Ecology, and Food Production: Is There a Connection?
April 28, 2020
Why and how do pandemics emerge? Is there a connection between our ecosystems and global food production?
Why Are Virus Infections Like COVID-19 Resistant to Antibiotics?
April 16, 2020
While many bacteria can be treated with antibiotics, it’s not the same for virus infections like COVID-19
Research POV: Lyme Arthritis and Peptidoglycan
March 11, 2020
Important study identifies the Borrelia burgdorferi peptidoglycan as an immunogen likely to cause Lyme arthritis in some patients
GLA: Lyme Disease Research Symposium 2019
March 28, 2019
GLA POV: Essential Oils as Treatment Against Lyme Disease
October 24, 2018
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA
Taking Stock of Tick Threats
September 27, 2018
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA
New test for Babesia approved by the FDA
March 19, 2018
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D. Director, Research and Science Global Lyme Alliance
Promising New Research: PrEPping for Ticks
July 12, 2017
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D. Director, Research and Science Global Lyme Alliance
GLA: Lyme Disease Research Symposium Highlights
April 19, 2017
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D Director of Research and Science, GLA
The Mighty White-Footed Mouse
March 24, 2017
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., GLA Director of Research and Science
Tainted Transfusions: Why Screening Blood is More Important Than Ever
January 3, 2017
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., GLA Science Officer
Tick-borne Infections on the Rise in Gray Wolves
December 14, 2016
by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., GLA Science Officer
Lyme Disease Spread by Migratory Birds
July 13, 2016
By Hannah Staab & Mayla Hsu, Ph.D.
Lyme Disease Needs Better Test, Better Answers
June 17, 2016
Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, Chief Scientific Officer, Global Lyme Alliance and Dr. Mayla Hsu, Science Officer, Global Lyme Alliance