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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

New Maths to Predict Dangerous Hospital Epidemics

Aug. 16, 2016 — Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria ... read more

Scientists Develop Computer Models to Unravel the Complexities of TB Infection

June 30, 2016 — Scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung -- the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) ... read more

Miniature Scaffolding Could Support Fight Against Superbugs

June 13, 2016 — Tiny molecular scaffolding that joins molecules together could be the key to our battle against antibiotic resistance. Research shows that carbon nanodot scaffolding assembled with small molecules ... read more

Speeding Up Drug Discovery to Fight Tuberculosis

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have deciphered how the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis is able to tolerate the recently approved FDA drug ... read more

Fixed-Dose Combinations Vs Single-Drug for Treating Pulmonary TB

May 20, 2016 — A research team has prepared a systematic review that explores the efficacy, safety, and adherence to fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs versus single-drug formulations to treat people who are ... read more

New Route of TB Transmission Identified

May 10, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria, Mycobacterium mungi, that causes tuberculosis (TB) and is transmitted through the skin and nose of banded mongoose in Northern Botswana. The ... read more

Faster, Cheaper Way to Produce New Antibiotics

May 4, 2016 — A novel way of synthesizing a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists. By expressing the genes involved in the production of pleuromutilin in a different type of fungus, the ... read more

Corticosteroids for Managing Tuberculous Meningitis

May 3, 2016 — A review update has been released to evaluate the effects of corticosteroids being used alongside anti-tuberculosis medication to treat people suffering from tuberculous meningitis Tuberculous ... read more

Tuberculosis Bacteria Build 'Edible' Havens in Immune Cells

Apr. 18, 2016 — Bacteria that cause tuberculosis trick immune cells meant to destroy them into hiding and feeding them instead, report scientists. The study results revolve around the ancient battle between the ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New data show that an estimated 340,000 Europeans developed tuberculosis in 2014, corresponding to a rate of 37 cases per 100,000 ... read more

Biomarker Discovery Offers Hope for New TB Vaccine

Apr. 12, 2016 — Researchers have identified new biomarkers for Tuberculosis (TB) which have shown for the first time why immunity from the widely used Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is so ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have found a new way to inhibit the growth of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Researchers havesaid the discovery held promise for the development of ... read more

New Drug Combinations Could Significantly Improve Tuberculosis Treatment

Mar. 28, 2016 — An important step has been made toward a substantially faster and more effective treatment for tuberculosis, which infects some 10 million people and causes 1.5 million deaths each ... read more

Looking at the Bacteria Inside: New Method of Viewing TB Bacteria

Mar. 25, 2016 — Although tuberculosis (TB) is commonly thought of as being a disease that mainly affects nineteenth century poets and Victor Hugo characters, it is still the second-most common cause of mortality ... read more

Curcumin May Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Mar. 25, 2016 — New research indicates that curcumin -- a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder -- may help fight drug-resistant ... read more

Blood Test Can Predict Risk of Developing Tuberculosis

Mar. 23, 2016 — Only a fraction of those infected with the bacterium that causes TB ever develops symptomatic illness. Now, an international team of researchers has identified biological markers in the blood of ... read more

Treating HIV Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis With TB Drugs Doesn't Save More Lives

Mar. 17, 2016 — Treating HIV patients at risk for tuberculosis with multi-drug TB regimens does not save more lives, researchers report. The number one killer of HIV patients in resource-limited areas, including ... read more

Statins Cut Tuberculosis Treatment Time in Mice

Mar. 16, 2016 — In a study using mice, infectious disease experts have added to evidence that statin drugs — known primarily for their cholesterol-lowering effects — can significantly reduce the time it takes to ... read more

Low Cost, 25 Min TB-Test Could Help Reduce Tuberculosis Death Rate Among Patients With HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mar. 9, 2016 — A low cost, easy to use, urine test to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) among patients with HIV could help reduce the TB death rate of HIV-positive patients in hospital, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Researchers seek to streamline the analysis of complex biochemical networks and to reveal inconsistencies in biological data. Their theorem helps to uncover hidden drivers of non-monotonic responses ... read more

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