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  • In test tube, ‘pulse-doses’ of antibiotic wipe out Lyme disease bacteria persisters

    WBUR - 06/12/2015

    So, though it’s still extremely early research, I was gladdened by a report just out from Northeastern University that a prominent germ-fighting scientist may have found a new way to kill off Lyme disease bacteria even when it persists after antibiotics. In test tubes, at least.

    Prof. Kim Lewis, chief of Northeastern’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center, made a big splash just this January in the journal Nature with the discovery of a potent new antibiotic.

    Now, he reports finding not a new compound but a new anti-Lyme timing regime for dosing of antibiotics.

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