NIH Finally Funding Lyme Research the Way it Should Be

I love my mom. She’s on Facebook, obviously. Since I got sick, she’s always sharing the latest Lyme news (obviously). She’s the best and incredibly supportive of a disease that some claim doesn’t exist.

So yesterday she pointed out that Catherine Brissette, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received over $300,000 in funding from the National Institute of Health to study her approach to persistent Lyme symptoms.

She predicts based on her studies, that since long-term antibiotics may not be the answer chronic Lyme, then it may not be a persistent infection. Rather, she thinks the Lyme bacteria changes the actual DNA of the patient to cause chronic inflammation in the body.

Whatever it is, I am excited to see the results! Share this news with your friends that may have Lyme. They’ll appreciate the hope.

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