Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TED TALK on Non-Invasive Surgery with Ultrasound for PD

This is an amazing talk and slide show at TED Med about a new means of treating Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's and Presticides - New Research

Here's a pretty in-depth article about farming with pesticides and the effects it has on farm workers and others (such as neighbors) who are exposed to those pesticides. 

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.


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.

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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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