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2012-08-29 07:57:54

Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases–tuberculosis–are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, especially in regions where this infectious disease is endemic, as well as arguments for replacing the existing vaccine with novel synthetic vaccines, are presented in a review published online August 28th in Trends in Molecular Medicine. "Tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it is a highly...

Tuberculosis Vaccine Possibly Reverse Diabetes
2012-08-10 09:09:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that a tuberculosis vaccine could decrease autoimmunity and boost insulin production in patients who have long-term Type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has been utilized for the past 90 years and scientists believe that it could help eliminate the necessity of having insulin injections for patients with Type 1 diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, patients normally need to inject insulin on a daily basis so...

2012-08-09 10:28:55

Treatment with generic vaccine kills autoimmune cells, temporarily restoring insulin production A phase I clinical trial has confirmed that use of a generic vaccine to raise levels of an immune system modulator can cause the death of autoimmune cells targeting the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas and temporarily restore insulin secretion in human patients with type 1 diabetes. Results of the study — led by Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General...

2012-05-22 02:32:17

The tuberculosis vaccine is often used as a treatment for bladder cancer, and adding vitamin D might improve the vaccine´s effectiveness, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center presented today at the American Urological Association annual meeting. Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of Urology at URMC, has conducted a pre-clinical study in a mouse model showing that a combination of vitamin D therapy and the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine...


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2011-04-18 22:11:24

Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...

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