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2010-12-01 21:09:00

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the effectiveness of the bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine is compromised by environmental bacteria A new discovery may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others. In a research report presented in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (http://www.jleukbio.org),...

2010-10-15 23:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announces it has developed a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine that protects against TB including drug-resistant strains of the disease in animal studies. The results of these studies are published in Science Translational Medicine today. Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major global public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 9 million people are infected with TB,...

2010-09-23 12:33:02

At an international gathering of TB vaccine researchers in Tallinn today, the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation announced it will initiate a clinical trial of an investigational live recombinant tuberculosis vaccine to be led by researchers at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  The announcement was made at the Second Global Forum on TB Vaccine Development. Building on more than a decade of global scientific research, Aeras scientists have engineered a new...

2010-06-29 03:14:18

Safety data submitted to Food and Drug Administration, Phase II plans Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Iacocca Foundation announce today the completion of the Phase I BCG clinical trial in type 1 diabetes, as well as the submission of all safety reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the MGH data safety monitoring boards. Plans for the Phase II clinical study, which will continue the investigation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination as a treatment for...

2010-06-24 15:37:00

VALENCIA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the United States (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new and important guidelines on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). In these landmark guidelines, CDC advises that Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood tests are now preferred over the 100+-year-old tuberculin skin test (TST) for diagnosing TB infection in certain populations, including people...

2010-02-23 05:18:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A new breath test can detect active pulmonary tuberculosis, according to a report to be published in the journal "Tuberculosis." "The breath test was 85% accurate in detecting patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis," said Dr. Michael Phillips, developer of the breath test and CEO of Menssana Research, Inc based in Fort Lee, NJ. The National Institutes of Health funded the study of 226 patients in San Diego, London and the Philippines. Dr....

2009-12-09 18:08:11

 Genetic variations in the Sonic Hedgehog pathway increase the likelihood of recurrence, reduce survival time and limit response to therapy for people with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference. "These variations are strongly associated with response to standard immunotherapy that patients receive after tumor...

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2009-12-04 12:45:00

Experts are seeking more research funding to develop better diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs for tuberculosis, which killed 1.8 million people worldwide last year, Reuters reported. For doctors, confirming active tuberculosis, or TB, is a laborious procedure, while diseases like AIDS and malaria can be diagnosed in minutes by applying a drop of blood to a rapid test kit. The TB test requires a patient to cough up sputum, which is then smeared on a slide, stained and examined under a...

2009-09-03 07:30:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced the availability of VALSTAR(TM) (valrubicin) for the treatment of a distinct form of bladder cancer. VALSTAR is the only FDA-approved intravesical therapy for patients with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-refractory carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the urinary bladder for whom immediate removal of the bladder would be associated with unacceptable medical risks. VALSTAR represents a new treatment...

2009-08-24 07:47:00

BELLEVILLE, ON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. ("Bioniche"; TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today provided an update on its Phase III clinical program evaluating Urocidin(TM) in the treatment of bladder cancer. Recruitment has been completed in its Phase III registration trial evaluating Urocidin in the treatment of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer that is refractory (unresponsive) to the current standard...


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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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