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2012-06-28 20:18:49

Inhibiting immune response early on could speed treatment time, prevent relapse Inhibiting a key immune response in mice during initial multi-drug treatment for tuberculosis could – paradoxically – shorten treatment time for the highly contagious lung infection according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Center for TB Research. Shorter duration of drug therapy is key, researchers say, to increase treatment compliance for the growing global health...

2012-06-17 23:01:34

Immune Network Ltd. (IMMFF), announces the completion of a Phase II trial of a once-daily M. vaccae pill (V7) conducted by Immunitor in Ukraine. The imm02 study was aimed to seek whether oral formulation of inactivated whole cell mycobacteria can shorten TB treatment duration. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 17, 2012 The phase II, placebo-controlled trial, conducted by experts in the field of TB immunotherapy, was set to evaluate the efficacy of tableted, heat-killed Mycobacterium vaccae in...

2012-06-08 05:20:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated there were 290,000 cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis globally. Now a new medication attempts to slash those numbers. Delamanid, a nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazole derivative, is a new medication that inhibits mycolic acid synthesis (long fatty acids found in the cell walls of the mycolata taxon) and has shown potent in vitro (half living-in a Petri dish) and in vivo (living in the body) activity against drug...

2012-05-17 23:12:16

A joint Innovation Summit seeks to find solutions for identified barriers to treating tuberculosis. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Leading global public health experts and NGO and business leaders will convene for two days in Lexington, Massachusetts to identify innovative solutions for improving the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which kills more than 150,000 people each year. The goal of the Innovation Summit, jointly organized by The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership...

2012-04-02 09:12:31

Today, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC). The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe — with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge...

2012-03-25 23:01:47

Looking at the current state of TB knowlege and new cases we have come a long way, but dont think that this is over. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Consequences of Underfunding TB "Looking at the current state of TB knowledge and new cases we have come a long way, but don't think that this is over," says Alex Frankel director of whatistbweb.com. "We really believe that the internet has allowed us to cover more ground quickly and get the message out." Decline in burden of TB "In many...

2012-02-09 11:42:49

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research. The research, published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, has identified key areas of priority for public action to combat the growing number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a prevalence of 440,000 multidrug-resistant TB cases (MDR-TB) with 150,000 deaths and 50,000 extremely...

2012-02-07 23:12:30

Gene that influences inflammatory response to infection predicts effectiveness of drug therapy A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection may also predict the effectiveness of drug treatment for a deadly form of tuberculosis. An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Duke University, Harvard University, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam and Kings College London reported these findings Feb. 3 in...


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