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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017 — A new 3D system has been used to study human infection in the laboratory. The team, which includes infection researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians have used an electrostatic encapsulation ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — The tuberculosis bacillus is growing resistant to antibiotics. For this reason, biochemists are attempting to identify the mechanisms that enable the bacterium to reproduce, spread and survive in ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution ... read more

Computer Model Predicts Potential Impact of Short-Course Therapy Against Multidrug-Resistant TB

Dec. 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed a computer simulation that helps predict under which circumstances a new short-course treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis could substantially reduce the ... read more

How Our Immune System Targets TB

Dec. 7, 2016 — Researchers have seen, for the very first time, how the human immune system recognizes tuberculosis (TB). These findings are the crucial step in developing better diagnostics and perhaps even ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Chemists have developed a compound that could enable a new drug strategy for treating tuberculosis, report scientists in a new ... read more

Researchers Advance Treatment of Tuberculosis by Targeting New Enzyme

Nov. 10, 2016 — Researchers have laid the foundation to develop novel antibiotics that work against incurable, antibiotic-resistant bacteria like tuberculosis by targeting an enzyme essential to the production and ... read more

Tuberculosis Bacteria Find Their Ecological Niche

Nov. 3, 2016 — An international team of researchers has isolated and analyzed genetically tuberculosis bacteria from several thousand patients from over a hundred countries. This analysis demonstrates that the ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — A molecular explanation has been discovered for how the bacterium behind the super bug MRSA produces a red pigment that is crucial for its rapid ... read more

Building a Vaccine Against Chagas Disease

Oct. 25, 2016 — Th17 cells, a type of white blood cells, protects against the Trypansoma cruzi parasite, which is spread by kissing bugs and causes Chagas disease, report ... read more

TB Tricks the Body's Immune System to Allow It to Spread

Oct. 20, 2016 — Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the body’s lung tissue so the bacteria are allowed to spread to other people, new research. The concept proposes that current ideas about ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system. This discovery helps to explain why infection with HIV greatly increases ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new study in partnership with scientists in Africa has uncovered evidence that supplements and their antioxidants may reduce the effectiveness of prescription medications. The researchers examined ... read more

Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance Unravelled

Oct. 7, 2016 — The first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance has now been revealed by ... read more

Antibiotics Developed in 1960s Show Promise for TB Therapy

Sep. 28, 2016 — First generation cephalosporins—antibiotics introduced as a treatment against bacterial infections in 1963—now show promise for tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to new research. Tuberculosis, ... read more

Multi-Drug-Resistant TB Cure Rates Higher Than Expected in Europe

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research ... read more

No Consensus on How the Microbiome Affects Tuberculosis, Review Finds

Sep. 7, 2016 — Inconsistencies across studies and sampling errors remain major barriers to understanding how the lung microbiome changes with tuberculosis, according to a new ... read more

Experimental TB Treatment May Do More Harm Than Good, Mouse Studies Show

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers report evidence from mouse studies that a 'repurposed' drug that would be expected to improve the immune system response of tuberculosis patients may be increasing resistance to ... read more

What Are the Challenges of Implementing New TB Screening Guidelines?

Sep. 6, 2016 — An editorial accompanies the publication of new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening recommendations for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in primary care settings. The editorial ... read more

TB Can Persist in Lungs Despite Treatment, Researchers Find

Sep. 6, 2016 — It has been known that the microbe that causes TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, can persist in the lungs even after patient tissue samples test negative for the bacteria. In new research, scientists ... read more

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