new lyme disease study team looking at non-antibiotic approach - Duke, Johns Hopkins and Tulane

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   Posted 12/16/2017 3:26 AM (GMT -6)

this is a large project headed by Neil Spector at Duke, Monica Embers at Tulane (who just showed that borellia survives long term doxy treatment), Zhang at Johns Hopkins and Dr Steven Phillips, former head of Ilads and practicing LLMD...

...from Spector's facebook:
"We're very excited about this new direction in Lyme disease research and development of a targeted, non-antibiotic treatment approach to Lyme and Bartonella as starters. I'm blessed to be working with a great team at Duke (Dr. Tim Haystead) and colleagues at Tulane (Dr. Monica Embers) and Johns Hopkins (Dr. Ying Zhang). Thanks to Dana Parish and Dr. Steven Phillips who are great friends and also colleagues contributing their insight into these diseases, and key members of our team. First and foremost, thank you to Steve and Alex Cohen who through their Foundation are supporting innovative research.

My dream of bringing researchers from other disciplines e.g. cancer research, basic immunology, drug development to change the way we approach Lyme disease and other devastating infectious diseases is finally coming to fruition . Fasten your seatbelts!

Please share so that others know that the status quo is no longer acceptable and change is in the works."[url]

Post Edited (dbwilco) : 12/16/2017 4:54:40 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/16/2017 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!!! Thanks for sharing. I cant wait for more on this.

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   Posted 12/16/2017 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
This sounds like great news but is so very confusing to me. All my health care is through the Duke University Health System.

I have been told numerous times that chronic lyme does not exist, babesia is extremely rare and that bart is from cats only and easily treated. I am referred to psychiatry.

My eye doctors insist that bartonella is not the cause of uveitis but then list every autoimmune disease as a possible cause.

Cardiology admitted me and said they would not address lyme as a cause but simply make sure that my heart and rhythm were functioning properly. They couldn't even refer me to anyone that could look at lyme as the problem. How can this be with Dr. Spector being at Duke?

Not one doctor will accept Igenex or Galaxy Lab results because those labs are totally unreliable and not correct. The funny thing is that Galaxy Lab is right here in Durham with Duke.

Unfortunately for me, I cannot even be cautiously optimistic about this by the way I have been treated.

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   Posted 12/16/2017 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
very interesting!

thanks for this
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