Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bonnie Bassler: The Secret, Social Lives of Bacteria


A very interesting TED talk about how bacteria talk to each other, and what the next wave of antibiotics might be based on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfmUfr8VPA

Monday, December 12, 2011

TED Video about Coinfections and Antibiotics

A TED video of Bonnie Bassler's articulate explanation of why coinfections are so difficult to eradicate with antibiotics:

Financial Support for Lyme Medications

TOUCHED BY LYME: A program that can help you pay for Lyme treatment. Prescription Hope offers a way for patients with financial hardship to obtain low-cost prescription medications.

Click here:

http://www.lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/prescription_hope.html

Why Are Coinfections So Hard to Beat?

Very informative article as to why Lyme + co-infections are so difficult to eradicate due to bacteria's biofilm ability to "communicate" as a colony.

Biofilm Research Shows Co-Infection Challenge for Chronic Lyme Disease 
(From Jenna's Lyme Blog)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blood Test for Early Parkinson's Disease

UK researchers say they have developed a simple blood test to detect Parkinson's disease even at the earliest stages. The test detects a substance in the blood indicative of Parkinson's well before physical symptoms appear.

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