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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

New Way of Screening Potential Treatments for TB

Mar. 29, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new way of screening potential treatments for Tuberculosis (TB) which may assist in the identification and prioritization of new therapies which could potentially reduce ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — New data show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3% and 8.5% respectively between 2011 and 2015. However, new TB/HIV ... read more

Old Target, New Mechanism for Overcoming Tuberculosis Resistance

Mar. 16, 2017 — In strains of tuberculosis that have developed drug resistance mutations, researchers have identified a secondary pathway that can be activated to reinstate drug ... read more

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

Study Provides New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB

Jan. 18, 2017 — A study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)in KwaZulu province, South Africa, builds on a growing body of evidence showing person-to-person transmission, not just inadequate ... read more

Scientists Identify Protein Central to Immune Response Against Tuberculosis Bacteria

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have identified a protein that is central to the immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy the bacterium responsible for the global tuberculosis (TB) ... read more

Reducing Drug Dosage, and Hearing Loss in TB Patients Without Reducing Efficacy

Jan. 9, 2017 — Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. Now, by reducing the dose in ... read more

Scientists Accelerate Immune Response to Tuberculosis in Mice

Dec. 22, 2016 — New research findings provide insight into the immune system pathways that may be key to developing an effective tuberculosis (TB) ... 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

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