Lyme in the 21st Century


Published on Apr 20, 2016

Ten of the world’s top scientists from leading institutions discuss their scientific insights on the problems and potential solutions for Lyme disease.

Notes from the video –

Senator Richard Blumenthall US Senate Speech

‘The cases of Lyme are exploding in number and their severity impacts our economy as well as quality of life for Americans’

Introduced by David Rothman– Lyme Advocate

CDC reported 10 fold increase in the number of cases in 2013.
Dr Neil Spector Cancer researcher talks about implications in organ donation. He had a heart transplant due to undiagnosed Lyme Disease.
‘In the era of genomics are we using archaic unreliable methods to test for Lyme?’
Dr William H Robinson Stanford University talks about the need to develop next generation tests that are much more accurate and sensitive to identify people with Borrelia Burgdorferi as well as other tick borne infections.
Dr Safwan Jaradeh Stanford University Neuromuscular and Neurological faculty. ‘Nobody seems to think well could it be something like Lyme.’
Dr Brian Fallon Columbia University
Director of the Lyme and Tick-borne diseases research center at Columbia.

 says – Lyme can cause many symptoms he talks about a child who manifested with compulsive cycling behaviour and anorexia which was caused by Lyme Disease and with treatment symptoms went away.

Dr Neil Spector goes on to say- ‘Over 300000 cases a year I think demands more attention than Zika virus which overnight becomes a W.H.O. global health crisis. So it’s not to minimize the problems of Zika but it is saying there are children who are equally suffering with Lyme disease and children who may be through the consequences of Lyme Disease dying and adults dying through consequences of Lyme Disease.

Stand 4 Lyme founder Sherry Cagan and her husband, Laird have joined forces with with Stanford Scientists to pave a medical path to wellness for patients at all stages of Lyme Disease. Stanford collaborative research with Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities.

Dr Philip A Pizzo Stanford University Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr Pizzo appointed the Stanford Lyme Working group a collaborative effort between Stanford researchers and other major universities.

Dr Laura Roberts Stanford University says ‘Lyme Disease has been neglected scientifically with the Lyme disease working group at Stanford and other universities we are hoping to change that.’

Dr William Robinson – ‘Lyme disease shares molecular mechanisms with many different diseases both microbial infections as well as certain inflammatory diseases and the work of the Stanford Lyme working group can help uncover these mechanisms.

Irv Weissman MD Stanford University is working on macrophage problems and persistently infected cells.
Dr Nevena Zubcevk Harvard University is working on – ‘ Testing blood banks for Lyme and co infections’ and also clearing up difficulty we are currently having  with ‘In utero transmission of Lyme’
John Nathanial Aucott Johns Hopkins University says this has been an ideal collaboration it has really advanced our ability to do research in Lyme Disease, we collaborate with Dr Bill Robinson at Stanford to develop bio markers or tools to better measure Lyme Disease.
Ying Zhang M.D. PhD Johns Hopkins Medicine
 says’ Stand 4 Lyme unique strategy in partnership with top notch scientists from Stanford will ensure that best minds and cutting edge research and diagnostic tools are applied to building a more effective cure  for this complex and illusive disease.