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May 22, 2015

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May 22, 2015

Locally Sourced Drugs Can Be Effective for Treating Multidrug-Resistant TB

Apr. 29, 2015 — Locally sourced antibiotics can be as effective as 'internationally quality-assured' antibiotics for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Pakistan, and may help avoid delays in ... read more

Xpert MTB/RIF Assay for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mar. 24, 2015 — Microbiological confirmation of childhood tuberculosis is rare because of the difficulty of collection of specimens, low sensitivity of smear microscopy, and poor access to culture. A new study aimed ... read more

Phase 2b Trial Results of Novel TB Regimen Show Potential to Shorten Treatment

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen designed to improve options for TB therapy eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate, according to data from a phase ... read more

Elucidating the Origin of MDR Tuberculosis Strains

Jan. 28, 2015 — A study has focused on the evolutionary history of the mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis, and more specifically on the Beijing lineage associated with the spread of multidrug resistant forms of ... read more

Shorter Combination Treatment as Effective as Monotherapy for TB Prevention in Kids

Jan. 12, 2015 — To prevent tuberculosis in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active), combination treatment with the medications rifapentine and isoniazid was as ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — A study of the effects of worming medications on infectious disease in wildlife herds showed an unexpected and alarming result -- it helped reduce individual deaths from a bovine tuberculosis ... read more

New Whole Blood Assay May Help Overcome Roadblocks to TB Eradication

Jan. 6, 2015 — One of the roadblocks to the eradication of tuberculosis (TB) is the difficulty in identifying patients with latent TB infections (LTBI). Neither the tuberculin skin test (TST) nor interferon-gamma ... read more

How 'Trained Immunity' Mediates BCG Therapy of Bladder Cancer

Oct. 30, 2014 — Bacillus Calmette-Guerin is a vaccine widely used in low and middle-income countries to protect against childhood tuberculosis. Besides its specific anti-tuberculosis effects, Bacillus ... read more

Forecasting Diseases Using Wikipedia

Nov. 13, 2014 — Analyzing page views of Wikipedia articles could make it possible to monitor and forecast diseases around the globe, according to new ... read more

New Treatment Strategy Allows Lower Doses of Toxic Tuberculosis Drug Without Compromising Potency

Dec. 30, 2014 — While an effective treatment is available for combating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it carries serious side effects for patients. New research shows that lower doses of the toxic drug ... read more

Anti-Diabetic Drug Springs New Hope for Tuberculosis Patients

Dec. 17, 2014 — A more effective treatment for tuberculosis (TB) could soon be available as scientists have discovered that metformin, a drug for treating diabetes, can also be used to boost the efficacy of TB ... read more

Scientists' Unique System of Oral Vaccine Delivery to Address Global Health Threats

Dec. 15, 2014 — Scientists have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. According to the World Health Organization, nine million ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Efflux pumps are proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell. New research suggests that small pieces of ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — Sophisticated lung imaging can reveal whether or not a treatment drug is able to clear tuberculosis lung infection in human and macaque parallel studies, according to researchers. Findings of their ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — Two medical imaging techniques, called positron emission tomography and computed tomography, could be used in combination as a biomarker to predict the effectiveness of antibiotic drug regimens being ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — Tuberculosis bacteria escape the little pellets of immune system containment called granulomas with the help of new blood vessels that tunnel into the clusters to provide fresh oxygen and an escape ... read more

Crucial Mechanism Driving Colliding Epidemics of Smoking, TB Unlocked by Scientists

Nov. 14, 2014 — TB is an infectious disease that kills 1.5 million people each year and smoking is the biggest driver of the global TB epidemic. Medical scientists have unlocked the mechanism underlying the ... read more

Diagnosing Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Oct. 30, 2014 — While there are a number of different drugs available to people suffering from tuberculosis (TB), resistance to these drugs is a growing problem. People suffering from a drug-resistant strain of TB ... read more

Successful Short Treatment Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Confirmed

Oct. 22, 2014 — The result of 10 years of work could revolutionize global tuberculosis control. Researchers confirm a shorter, less-toxic treatment regimen, which replaces the currently recommended treatment of 18 ... read more

Tuberculosis: New Weapons Against Multidrug Resistance

Oct. 8, 2014 — Using a high-throughput screening assay, scientists have discovered two small molecules that could overcome the multidrug resistance of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an ... read more

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