Out of the Fry Lab…

Protomyxzoa PCR (polymerase chain reaction) from Fry LabsThe image is of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screen under fluoroscopy done by Fry Labs.  The bright blue dots are protomyxzoa, which is a relatively newly identified protozoan (roughly the size of a red blood cell!). 

Apparently, this is one of the big problems in Lyme-related biofilms, and this protozoan is both a catalyst and a protecting agent for the other bacterial components of the biofilm. 

The primary treatment for this is ivermectin, which is also the main ingredient in HeartGuard.  So now Kacy and I have multiple medications in common – yet again, I get the feeling I should be seeing a vet…

This does explain part of why I’ve been feeling so completely cruddy – neither narcotics nor μ-opioid receptor meds are doing any good against pain.  Interestingly, low dose naltrexone may prove to be a real help with this.  We’ll see!

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One Response to Out of the Fry Lab…

  1. Pingback: Atherosclerotic Plaque as Infected Biofilm - Jeffrey Dach MD

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