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https://durayresearch.wordpress.com/about-2/7-provocative-findings-intro/

Please note: a more accessible version of this article for patients with neuroborreliosis can be downloaded at

https://durayresearch.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/7-discoveries-pdf-final-july16-sansmkup.pdf


"The Seven Provocative Findings of the Dr. Paul Duray Research Fellowship Foundation
…and what they mean to Medicine and Patients"

by Tom Grier , Microbiologist

July 2016

Subjects covered:

*Mother-to-child transmission of Borrelia across the womb.

*Finding Borrelia burgdorferi and miyamotoi associated with Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s disease brains.

*Finding Borrelia in Lewy Body Dementia

*Nematode worms found in the CSF (spinal fluid) of Multiple Sclerosis patients

*Nematode worms found in Alzheimer’s brains

*Borrelia found in five deadly brain tumors (Glioblastoma multiforme)

*Borrelia Mayonii and Borrelia burgdorferi found in human testicle


It's 10 pages long, so I won't try to summarize it or condense it, but here is the "intro":

Since 1975 when Lyme disease was first introduced to the medical literature, it has been surrounded by controversy and misunderstandings.

Much of the problem stemmed from trying to understand this disease entirely through antibody tests (serology) based entirely on just one species – Borrelia burgdorferi.

We now know that there are many species of Lyme disease. Borreliosis is not just one disease, it is part of a family of diseases that can no longer be considered separate or isolated from Lyme disease.

The best example of this is Borrelia miyamotoi. It is found in hard-shelled ticks just like Lyme disease, but it is a Relapsing Fever borrelia.

It took over 10 years for microbiologists to place it in the Relapsing Fever category as opposed to the Lyme-genetic grouping.

Not surprising is the fact that B. miyamotoi is found in the human brain right alongside B. burgdorferi. They may look like two separate diseases on paper, but in the human brain they are pathogens and must be eradicated together.

An even more concerning part of the Lyme disease story is that virtually no funding in any country has been put into Borrelia pathology.

The fact is Lyme serology simply cannot detect this family of bacteria with any reliability, mostly because Borrelia, once inside the human brain, is behind the blood-brain-barrier, and inside human brain cells. As a result, the human immune system can no longer recognize it.

Add to this the fact there are more than a dozen species of Borrelia that cause Lyme disease, many of which can penetrate any tissue,

and add a couple Relapsing Fevers that tag along for the ride, and it becomes clear that the Lyme disease blood tests based on Borrelia burgdorferi detection that have been used for 30 + years have become pretty much useless.

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Thank trav

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Thanks for posting this - I've been told by IGeneX that they have a test for B miyamotoi - if I recall correctly, it might be a PCR test.
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Oh, my. My homework is sure cut out for me yet, sentence by sentence, this appears surely to be worth the time and effort. Grier & others' works to date always top notch. He may have outdone himself here - so glad he's still curious - and writing.

Thanks for posting this vital link.
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The Paul H Duray Pathology Research Foundation will be seeking out and encouraging patient treatment trials.

Based on Alan MacDonald's work discovering the role parasites are playing in advanced neurologic disease states such as MS and Alzheimer's, we encourage clinicians to check patient's spinal fluids for parasites such as Nematodes and treat accordingly.

In the past treatments have focused on the mono-therapy of antibiotics alone. Now we have discovered that in pristine America, that many patients are seriously crippled by parasitic infections of the body and brain.

Tom Grier Executive Director of phd pathology studies.

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Pathology is the "Gold Standard" of cause, it has never been serology and never can be serology. Serologies are not definitive.

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Thanks for coming on the board, Tom! And thanks for all your great work through the years!

The Alzheimer's summit ended yesterday. I posted on a number of relevant speakers sites about Dr MacDonald's discoveries. Several speakers discussed the Lyme-Alzheimer's connection.

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I'm confused about one thing.

Tinidazole is effective against a number of nematode infections and crosses the BBB. I wonder why albendazole is recommended instead.

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Hello Jordana

Tinidazole is not normally prescribed for nematode worm infestations (It's known to be effective against various other parasites). Albendazole is an anthelminthic - a drug specifically used against worms.

Please everyone take note of the warning in Tom Grier's excellent article and seek the help of a doctor. It can potentially be very dangerous to self-treat as the die-off from some cerebral worm infections can be extremely fierce and lead to uncontrolled inflammation in the brain.

In some cases it may be necessary for a doctor to administer steroids with the anti-worm treatment in order to prevent a dangerous swelling of the brain.

Furthermore please be aware that some anti-worm drugs can react with other medications, or even with herbal medicines etc.

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Eightlegs, do you know how it is to take the albendazole? Is it a difficult treatment? Should people take a very low dose? If you know. I know you're not a doctor, so I'm aware that it's your opinion.
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Maybe the hell snakes that are borriella also respond to anti helminith tx.? .thanks tom n trav

eight legs - where does one find a doctor to treat and care for patients when they will not acknowledge parasites ? we are left to self treat ...

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I wonder this too; I'm gearing up to try to treat these things and I'm afraid the herxes might be hospital level.

I have a little prednisone in my stash but we really need dexa just to be sure. And even that's a little risky without supervision.

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He sent a open letter stating that it is a intercellular infection ...the folks on microscopey page have known this for years ..

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