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Seals, Sea Lions May Have Brought Tuberculosis To The New World

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world may have been carried to the Americans by seals and sea lions, not European explorers as previously believed, claims a new study...

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Detecting And Monitoring Tuberculosis In Captive Elephants
2014-07-17 03:32:25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring TB in captive elephants. The study, reported in the journal...

2014-06-12 08:30:25

VIENNA, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH induces a significant neutralizing immune response and was also confirmed as safe. These are the major interim results of a phase 1 clinical study of the company's Chikungunya vaccine candidate that uses a standard anti-measles vaccine as a vector. The Chikungunya epidemic, currently raging through the Caribbean,...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

2014-03-24 12:29:49

IBM's Big Data analytics to help crack the code of the tuberculosis genome and uncover new diagnosis and treatment approaches DURBAN, South Africa, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Tuberculosis Day, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) have announced plans to research new treatment approaches to fight tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. IBM's Big Data analytics technologies will be put to work on bacterial genetics and drug...

TB Bacteria Hide Their Identity To Invade Into Deeper Regions Of The Lungs
2013-12-20 14:30:54

University of Washington Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous TB-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the upper airways. The bacteria call up more permissive white blood cells in the deeper regions of the lungs and hitch a ride inside them to get into the host's body. Details on this finding are reported Dec. 16 in the advanced online edition of the journal...

Hungarian Skeletons Reveal Ancient Line Of Tuberculosis
2013-10-31 13:07:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deadly disease that ravaged Europe before the Industrial Revolution, tuberculosis was once associated with vampires, as infected members of a single family would lose their health slowly after one relative had died from the disease. It turns out the disease has a long history on the continent, as a newly published study in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed evidence pointing to the existence of tuberculosis in Europe 7,000 years ago....

Badger Social Networks And The Spread Of Bovine Tuberculosis
2013-10-22 04:31:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study from the University of Exeter and the AHVLA's National Wildlife Management Center. "In wild animals, just as in humans, social networks are very important for disease transmission," said Robbie McDonald of the University of Exeter. "When management changes stable networks, the results for disease control are...

2013-10-03 04:20:03

Tsukuba, Japan, Oct 3, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - More than a century after the identification of organisms that cause tuberculosis (TB), this disease remains a global public health challenge. According to World Health Organization estimates, there were 8.7 million new cases in 2011 and 1.4 million deaths. Most new cases occur in developing countries that lack the facilities and trained personnel required for early detection of TB.In a new study, published in the journal Science and Technology...

Origins Of Tuberculosis Traced To Humans 70,000 Years Ago
2013-09-03 05:21:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite previous research suggesting that tuberculosis originated in animals just 10,000 years ago, scientists have now traced the origin of the illness back to humans living in Africa at least 70,000 years ago. According to BBC News science reporter Julie Gould, an international team of researchers “combined geographic and genetic data from 259 strains of TB to reconstruct its evolutionary history and compare it to the origins...


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