Tag: lyme disease

Johns Hopkins Launches Country’s First Lyme Disease Research Center

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The telltale bullseye rash that often accompanies Lyme disease
The telltale bullseye rash that often accompanies Lyme disease

Cases of Lyme disease, the tick-borne bacterial illness, are spiking; meanwhile, much about the disease is still mysterious to scientists and doctors. That’s why it’s great to hear that Johns Hopkins is launching the country’s first research center dedicated specifically to Lyme disease.

This Week in Research: A Down Syndrome Cure?; Rattlesnakes & Lyme Disease

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Okay, it’s not at all a cure for Down syndrome — but it might be a step on a path toward the cure:  Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a compound that, when given to mice with a Down-syndrome like condition, boosted their learning and memory capacities dramatically.

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