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2010-06-01 19:12:10

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 Ohio scientists hope to counter the re-emerging threat of tuberculosis (TB) with help from proteins from our bodies. In a research report published in the June 2010 print issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (http://www.jleukbio.org), scientists show how the protein CCL5 plays a protective role...

2010-04-01 08:52:16

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) possesses extraordinary survival ability by masking itself from the host immune system and persisting for decades inside the host. Speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh on March 31, Dr Kristine Arnvig provided further insight into how the bacterium causes tuberculosis (TB) by fine-tuning its behavior in response to its surroundings to escape detection. Understanding the genetic tools and tricks used by Mtb to control...

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....

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2009-10-02 10:51:08

Researchers at Iowa State University have identified an enzyme that helps make tuberculosis resistant to a human's natural defense system. Researchers have also found a method to possibly neutralize that enzyme, which may someday lead to a cure for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is a contagious disease that is on the rise, killing 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide annually. Reuben Peters, associate professor in the department of biochemistry, biophysics...

2009-09-23 08:11:13

Active tuberculosis can be rapidly identified in patients with negative sputum tests by a new method, according to European researchers. Active tuberculosis (TB) is the seventh-leading cause of death worldwide, and while the diagnosis of active TB can be rapidly established when the bacteria can be identified on sputum microscopy, in about half of all cases, the TB bacterium cannot be detected, making another diagnostic option critical in efforts to control the spread of TB. The findings from...

2009-06-17 07:00:00

Collaboration will focus on the development of TMC207 and the discovery of new drugs to treat tuberculosis SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new landmark collaboration between the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), a not-for-profit, product development partnership, and Tibotec Inc., (Tibotec), a global pharmaceutical company, has been announced today at the Pacific Health Summit in response to the urgent need to accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs to...

2009-04-28 06:00:00

Test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) Expected to Highlight Broad On-Demand CE IVD Test Menu at Booth #611 SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced speaker and program highlights for its symposium, "Patient Management in the Era of Rapid Diagnostics," which the company will host at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), taking place in Finland next month. The company also announced the menu...

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2009-03-24 15:24:53

A new report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that improved ventilation and extra sunshine may reduce the risk of tuberculosis (TB) in prisons and hospitals. The WHO's latest Global Tuberculosis Control report also doubled its estimate of the number of HIV-infected who catch and are killed from tuberculosis.  The U.N. agency warned that particularly deadly strains of TB continue to spread throughout all regions of the world. Since tuberculosis bacteria thrive...

2009-03-20 09:23:10

Tiny viruses are engineered to inject TB bacteria with green-glowing protein for a fast, on-site diagnosis Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed an onsite method to quickly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and expose the deadly drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that can mingle undetected with treatable strains. The researchers engineered bacteriophages"”tiny viruses that attack bacteria"”to inject TB...

2008-09-06 03:00:05

By Anonymous Professor Brigitte Gicquel is head of the Mycobacterial Genetics unit at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. After completing her undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Paris VII, she joined the Pasteur Institute in 1973 and has spent much of her scientific career concentrating on the genetics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Gicquel coordinated both the European Commission's efforts to find a vaccine more efficient than bacille Calmette- Guerin (BCG) for...


Latest Mycobacterium tuberculosis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:19:14

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...

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