Latest Mycobacterium tuberculosis Stories
Are you genetically predisposed to tuberculosis?
Two research studies in this week's PLoS Medicine suggest that a new automated DNA test for tuberculosis (Xpert MTB/RIF), which can detect TB within 2 hours and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, can significantly increase TB detection rate compared to other tests, particularly in HIV positive patients who have a high risk of being infected with TB, including multidrug resistant TB.
The discovery of two genes that encode copper- and sulfur-binding repressors in the hospital terror Staphylococcus aureus means two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly drug-resistant bacterium.
The realization of medically treating different children uniquely may start with one of the deadliest diseases in existence: tuberculosis.
A team of researchers from Spain and Latin America have synthesized two iron compounds that inhibit the in vitro growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that CCL5 protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis by attracting protective immune cells, which help control bacterial growth.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) possesses extraordinary survival ability by masking itself from the host immune system and persisting for decades inside the host.
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.
Researchers at Iowa State University have identified an enzyme that helps make tuberculosis resistant to a human's natural defense system.
Active tuberculosis can be rapidly identified in patients with negative sputum tests by a new method, according to European researchers.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Robert Koch first discovered it in 1882 and that it had an unusual, waxy coating on the cell surface which makes them impossible to Gram stain. M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. It generally infects the respiratory system of mammals. Tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs are the most...