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From the latest headlines to community events, keep your finger on the pulse of the Lyme world. Learn about groundbreaking research and what’s new in patient advocacy. Stay informed to make the best possible health decisions for yourself and the people you care about.

News & Updates

Education

11/30/2021

Art Therapy Gallery

Project Lyme believes in the power of community and storytelling to raise awareness about tick-borne diseases. While sharing your story can be helpful for the general public to better understand your struggle, it can also be a great way to begin the healing process. More specifically, we encourage you to leverage art to convey the deeper meaning words cannot always touch. We have compiled a gallery with several pieces of impactful artistic expression with the hope it will reach outside the community to bring understanding, and inside the community to bring hope and healing.

Education

11/29/2021

Cornell Professor’s Life Derailed by Lyme Disease

Joe Laquatra is a professor emeritus at the Dept. of Design and Environmental quality at Cornell University. In 2017 he began to deal with fatigue, brain fog, and nausea, seeking help from several doctors before he was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease. Joe has volunteered to share his story with Project Lyme in the hopes to raise awareness about the realities of tick-borne diseases, especially for those experiencing chronic illness.

Education

11/18/2021

Bartonella: The Beast Within

Bartonella, known as “cat scratch fever,” is commonly transmitted from cats to humans through a scratch, bite, or licking of an open wound. Ticks, fleas, and other biting insects can also infect people with this devastating disease that some patients have nicknamed “The Beast.” Nicole Danielle Bell, author of the memoir ‘What Lurks in the Woods,’ shares her husband’s struggle with psychiatric symptoms caused by long-term bartonella, along with other patient stories.

Education

11/10/2021

Art Therapy and Lyme Disease

According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is “an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.” But how exactly does it work? Project Lyme recently spoke with Kristen L. Vesbach, a skilled art therapist, to get the full scoop—including why art therapy is particularly useful for patients with conditions like Lyme disease or chronic illness.

Science

10/14/2021

Head Trauma and Lyme Disease

When Brian finished college, he had dreams of becoming a professional hockey player. Unfortunately, he got a rough blow to the head and sustained a concussion. Although he didn’t lose consciousness, he developed a host of symptoms that led to leaving the ice. Eventually finding out he had Lyme disease, Dr. Dan Kinderleher and other professionals in the space wondered how post-concussive syndrome can bring out symptoms of the disease and how to ensure patients can be better treated in the future.

In the Media

10/07/2021

Flightpath Licenses the First Antibiotic that Selectively Kills Lyme Disease Spirochetes

Since 2018, Project Lyme has granted over $1 million to Bay Area Lyme Foundation to support their rigorous scientific agenda. Project Lyme is excited to have contributed to many multi-year research projects which Bay Area Lyme manages. A portion of the money Project Lyme raised at our 2020 Gala was used to fund a recent study with Flightpath Biosciences, Inc. Yesterday, they announced a newly licensed antibiotic that selectively kills Lyme Disease spirochetes. They are developing a narrow-spectrum antimicrobial therapeutic that can kill the bacteria causing Lyme disease without destroying the gut microbiome or contributing to the global Antimicrobial Resistance problem which has been associated with increased risk of chronic diseases.

Science

09/23/2021

Lyme Disease and Neurofeedback

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is an author, therapist, psychologist, board-certified neurofeedback provider, and media personality who has been in/on hundreds of television shows, podcasts, and major publications. Through her Ridgefield, CT center, she works with people all over the world providing neurofeedback in person and in-home neurofeedback virtually. She is highly regarded in the field and due to her level of expertise in Lyme and PANS/PANDAS.

Advocacy

09/20/2021

TBDWG: Call for Public Comment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled the new members of the 2021-2022 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG). So, what can we expect this term? Project Lyme interviewed the co-chairs, Holiday Goodreau, Executive Director of the LivLyme Foundation, and Dr. Linden Hu, Professor of Microbiology and Medicine at Tufts University, to find out. Ms. Goodreau and Dr. Hu generously shared their perspectives and goals to improve tick-borne disease patient care in our new blog post.