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by Lorima
Tue 26 Apr 2016 2:26
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Big Science is Broken
Replies: 5
Views: 6167

Re: Big Science is Broken

Yes, great quote!
by Lorima
Tue 26 Apr 2016 2:22
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi with two homeologous 16S rRNA genes: a case report
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi with two homeologous 16S rRNA genes: a case report

"...LD patients infected by a rare or novel borrelial variant may produce an antibody pattern that can be different from the pattern characteristic of an infection caused by a typical B. burgdorferi sensu stricto strain." <snort> As if we know what pattern, or strain, is "characteristic" or "typical...
by Lorima
Tue 26 Apr 2016 2:13
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: New NIH Lyme Study Showing No QOL Decline Post-Treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: New NIH Lyme Study Showing No QOL Decline Post-Treatment

They just have to convince doctors, and doctors are notorious for only reading titles, "to save time."
(With apologies to Dr. Cameron and others of his caliber.)
by Lorima
Tue 26 Apr 2016 2:07
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Differences in Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto Strains from Europe and the United States.
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Differences in Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto Strains from Europe and the United States.

2T also doesn't work on the east coast or in the midwest US. It was developed using arthritis patients, who are likely a minority of late stage patients, and who are known to have exceptionally high Bb antibody levels. 2T is too insensitive to use for diagnosis. Maybe the CDC knew that in the past, ...
by Lorima
Sun 20 Mar 2016 13:15
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Co-infection of ticks is the rule
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Co-infection of ticks is the rule

Co-infection of Ticks: The Rule Rather Than the Exception Moutailler S, Valiente Moro C, Vaumourin E, Michelet L, Tran FH, Devillers E, Cosson JF, Gasqui P, Van VT, Mavingui P, Vourc'h G, Vayssier-Taussat M. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(3):e0004539. Online first, 2016 Mar 17. http://doi.org...
by Lorima
Thu 10 Mar 2016 21:50
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: American Election Year
Replies: 17
Views: 11782

Re: American Election Year

What particularly concerns you?
by Lorima
Thu 10 Mar 2016 1:13
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: American Election Year
Replies: 17
Views: 11782

Re: American Election Year

Taking this to its natural conclusion...anybody seen "Idiocracy" lately? Time to dust it off.
by Lorima
Tue 8 Mar 2016 4:00
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: American Election Year
Replies: 17
Views: 11782

Re: American Election Year

My two favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg0pO9VG1J8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDgy37kPOZ4 "I call this shade veiled white supremacy" Until we have campaign finance reform, politics in the US will continue to be bought. Great links, CL! I'm going to look for more like these. Please p...
by Lorima
Sun 6 Mar 2016 2:49
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: American Election Year
Replies: 17
Views: 11782

Re: American Election Year

Thanks for explaining. Here's an explanation of the idiom in English I used above: "Cutting off the nose to spite the face" from Wikipedia: An expression used to describe a needlessly self-destructive over-reaction to a problem: "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face" is a warning against actin...