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Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reported on Sunday that a vaccine they developed for tuberculosis had shown promising results during early laboratory testing in mice.
Researchers have discovered a faster, cheaper method for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).
A report published in the September issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases indicates that two men contracted a rare bacterial skin infection from a tattoo parlor in Seattle, WA.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that also has antiinflammatory properties.
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Scientists have identified a source for some of the unexplained Leprosy cases that appear in the southern US - the nine-banded armadillo.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a new strain of leprosy has surfaced in the Southern United States.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fell short of its goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2010, despite the number of reported cases being at an all-time low.
RICHMOND, Va., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq: INSMD), a biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Company's Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to conduct a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ARIKACE(TM) (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections has been cleared by the U.S.
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...
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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