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JCarlhelp
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http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/13/killing-sleeper-cells-and-superbugs-with-assassin-janitors/
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Carol in PA
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Wow, great article.

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All of our antibiotics are designed to kill fast-growing microbes.
Bacteria can weather these assaults by entering a dormant state, and waiting until the drugs have worn off.

But Kim Lewis from Northeastern University has now found...an antibiotic called ADEP4...it can completely clear severe and long-lasting infections in mice.
It even kills...MRSA.


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This is just fabulous!
But remember, most of the Lyme bacteria lives within our body's cells, and antibiotics can reach only bacteria in the blood.

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I hope to hear more about this in the future.
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If only....
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I wonder how massive the herx would be...they don't discuss that about the experiments with the mice.
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"I wonder how massive the herx would be."

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, if it really does eradicate those critters so fast.

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Wow. Incredible validation for the kind of protocol that has knocked my son's arthritis into what is now a sustained (more than 18 months) remission. This is why we need very long term, high dose combination protocols, together with herbal treatments that break down biofilm.

This research is a very positive development. Now they have to test it on Lyme and see if it gets into the collagen and the brain.

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Had serious arthritis, all gone.
Currently on Valtrex
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arthritis in knees, cured and off all meds. .
Self:Lyme, bart, sxs gone, no longer treating.

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Wow. Such validation for the "resistance" of spirochetes to the standard courses of abx.
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All of this stuff is very complicated... There are a few considerations in regards to this drug treating Lyme.

I'm not a scientist but B. burgdorferi is a very complicated pathogen. I think the article said that the drug is only useful on gram positive bacteria. B. burgdorferi is not gram positive as far as I know.

It's interesting info in any case.

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Sparkle7

B burgdorferi is gram-positive anaerobic according to pretty good sources, and there is one that explains which antibiotics work for gram-positive anaerobic bacteria.

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"antibiotics can reach only bacteria in the blood"
Not quite correct, Carol. Abx in the bloodstream can lyse bacteria in tissue adjacent to the blood stream, as well. How well & how fast depends on the antibiotic & targeted microbe's sensitivity... and condition.

(Remember, penicillun kills microbes many cm.s away from the abx "drop" in the petri dish. ;-)

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Carol in PA
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Thanks Kete-tracker, that's good to know.

I had not seen that in the various information I've read.

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Fascinating article!

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What makes us chronic lyme & co so different from resistant staph, strep or e-coli infected people?

We are much LOUDER patients. We've lost our patience with the powers that be.

There's millions and millions of us around the world being ridiculed by the medical establishment.

Pam

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I agree. Lyme patients are not the, "Yes doctor. No doctor. Whatever you say doctor," types.


Lyme patients have been through the wringer with the typical medical establishment. Most of us come out fighting.

The traditional docs hate us but the drug companies love us!

If we stay sick, we are a never ending source of income for Big Pharma.

It is money-motivation that keeps those docs telling us to treat symptoms, instead of cause.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for an antibiotic to come to market that eradicates spirochetes.

But realistically, it would me a huge loss of profits and revenue in North America.

And I don't think the powers that be will allow it.

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Sparkle,

I was wrong. I went by some "good authority" listing about Bb which said Lyme was gram-positive.

Now I know it is mildly gram-negative, NOT gram-positive.

I chose an antibiotic based on that wrong info!

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Hmmmm...if the disease doesn't kill you, the cure might.

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Yeah, randibear. I think if something killed all the lyme bacteria in me all at once it might just kill me too!! the herx could literally kill me.
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Fascinating article, thanks.

I am not alone in reacting badly to Rifampicin, so would hope that it isn't the only current antimicrobial they will pair this find with.

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