The Global Search For Education: Ticks – Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease
Feb25

The Global Search For Education: Ticks – Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

“We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted.” – Dr. Tom Monath What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) and significantly reduce the level of tick infection? An oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice. The mice created...

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Rizzoli — To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories
Jan28

Rizzoli — To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories

Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Ross, Greg Louganis, Fernando Botero, Francoise Gilot, Franco Zeffirelli, and Greta Garbo hung out here.  2014 marks Rizzoli Bookstore’s 50th anniversary. Celebrations for the anniversary had been well underway. The future of one of the last great booksellers in...

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The Global Search for Education: The Master – Renée Fleming
Nov19

The Global Search for Education: The Master – Renée Fleming

  “Study after study has shown that arts education develops students’ creativity and problem-solving skills, attributes that are crucial for success in almost any field.” — Renée Fleming L to R Vera Kahn, Nia Drummond, Renée Fleming, Stephan Douglas-Allen, and Lindsey Knapp Photo by Steve J. Sherman. Four members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (the YPC), all aspiring to careers in...

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The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 – Ticks
Nov09

The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 – Ticks

 “We need to continue to understand the range of infections that may be passed along in a tick bite such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis.  Insurance companies must recognize the risk of chronicity and the severe manifestations of Lyme disease in the lives of the patients they insure.” — Dan Cameron  The “We are the 300,000” campaign is a new grassroots campaign by the Lyme community to...

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The Global Search for Education: More Research – Ticks
Oct16

The Global Search for Education: More Research – Ticks

 “The next step is to determine if spirochetes that persist after antibiotic treatment are infectious.” — Dr. Monica Embers  The take home for me from Katie Couric’s recent report on Lyme disease is that there are still too many unanswered questions. We need more research to understand Lyme, which affects 300,000 victims each year because we don’t have answers. We do know the term “chronic...

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The Global Search for Education: Prevention — Ticks
Sep21

The Global Search for Education: Prevention — Ticks

 “What we’ve found is that white-footed mice are the most important hosts in producing infected ticks.” — Rick Ostfeld  Given the 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease a year in the US reported by the CDC, it is understandable that health organizations and local governments in this country are extremely anxious to develop a broader, more effective tick-borne diseases control strategy.  As you will discover...

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