Why is Lyme Morgellons Science ignored?

It seems as if every year science journals publish new studies that associate Morgellons with chronic Lyme disease. The journal editors publish these studies based on the strength of the evidence presented in the research. Yet year after year few news outlets syndicate these significant findings. What is the controversy in raising awareness about this new Morgellons science? What can we do to combat the media from censoring legitimate research?

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Bacterial Biofilm Infections: Personalizing Patient Treatment

Bacterial Biofilm Infections

Bacterial biofilms, surface adherent communities of bacteria that are encased in a secreted extracellular matrix of polymeric molecules, can cause diverse pathologies ranging from food poisoning and catheter infections to gum disease and the rejection of medical implants. Though the economic impact of biofilms is in the tens of billions of dollars per year, there is currently a paucity of means for preventing their formation or treating them once they are established. Compared to the free-floating “planktonic” lifestyle, within biofilms bacteria adopt differential gene expression profiles, have heightened resistance to antibiotics (up to 1,000-fold), and are less detectable/ accessible to the immune system. The current approach for treating biofilm infections is far from optimal: antibiotics are administered in a trial-and-error manner.

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Gene transfer skewing ancestry reports?

gene transfer

JeronimoCan gene transfer skew ancestry reports? Growing up in the South just about every child at one point or another is told they have ancient Cherokee ancestors. My grandfather affectionately calls me “Jeronimo” from time to time. I’m currently advocating for change that will hopefully lead to better treatment for him in these latter days.

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