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Simple test for tick born disease?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Creekee, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Creekee

    Creekee Senior Member

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    Interesting article from TheBetterHealthGuy.com:

    http://phys.org/news/2013-06-classic-microscopy-reveals-borrelia-bacteria.html

    Excerpt:

    Filming the bacteria
    The two scientists are pretty much alone in what they are doing: investigating samples of living blood under the microscope - over time. They have looked at the blood of a large number of people who suspect that they are chronically ill following a tick bite.
    "We study the behaviour of the bacteria directly through the microscope. We have taken thousands of pictures, and we film their movement pattern in real time or with a time lapse. This allows us to see how the bacteria enter and leave the blood cells and swim around in the blood plasma. These are powerful methods, but nobody uses them any longer", says Laane. He himself is regarded as one of the foremost microscopy experts, and he has been studying bacteria for over 50 years.
     
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  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I read some of the paper (full text available online somewhere) and its v interesting.
    Worth looking at this type of technique not only for Borrelia but other bacteria too.
     

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