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2009-05-25 09:00:00

Scientists in Ohio are reporting a long-awaited advance toward making the workplace safer for more than one million machinists in the United States who may be exposed to disease-causing bacteria in contaminated metalworking fluids. Those fluids become airborne during machining of metal parts. The study appears in the current edition of ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research. In the report, Jagjit S. Yadav and colleagues note that a bacterium called Mycobacterium immunogenum (M....

2009-04-02 08:45:05

A once widely-used vaccine against tuberculosis, bacillus Calmette-Gu©rin, or BCG, provides only partial protection against the ancient disease that kills more than 1 million people each year.Now researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston hope that they can harness an immune function called autophagy to make the vaccine more effective for longer periods of time. A report on their work appears in a recent issue of the journal Nature...

2009-03-31 14:21:42

British medical scientists say the discovery of a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria might lead to new anti-TB drugs. Until now it was thought that M. tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients were rapidly multiplying. However recent research by Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester revealed the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of TB patients resemble bacteria that are growing very slowly or...

2009-03-24 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif.March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced details of technology expected to revolutionize the speed of diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and the resistance to common drug treatment for the disease. The new test technology, developed in partnership with Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and funded by the National Institute of Allergy &...

2009-03-23 16:38:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With multidrug (MDR) and extremely drug (XDR) resistant tuberculosis on the rise, the world-wide financial crisis is of major concern to the international health community," said Dr. Carol Nacy, CEO of Sequella. "The Global Fund to fight HIV, malaria, and TB is running a huge deficit, and public health officials fear that any gains of the last 10 years in control of TB, especially in HIV-infected patients, will be lost. The specter...

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...

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2009-02-09 06:55:49

NIST, Brookhaven Researchers Use Tuberculosis Bacteria to End 25-Year Quest The bacterium behind one of mankind's deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is helping researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) move closer to answering the decades-old question of what controls the switching on and off of genes that carry out all of life's functions. In a Journal of Biological...

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2008-11-25 12:00:00

A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.All cases of leprosy, an ancient disease that still maims and kills in the developing world, previously had been thought to be caused by a single species of bacterium, said lead author Xiang-Yang Han, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Laboratory Medicine at The...

2008-11-13 15:00:06

Presentations made at scientific conferences this week announced recent successes in utilizing Biolog technology to advance our understanding of important pathogenic bacteria. At the Texas and South Central ASM meeting in Austin, Texas, Professor Lacy Daniels' group from Texas A & M University presented their most recent findings using Biolog Phenotype MicroArray (PM) Technology to study species of the genus Mycobacterium. These bacteria are challenging agents of human and animal...

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2008-10-25 12:13:31

UCLA scientists engineered a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine specifically designed for HIV-positive people that was shown to be safer and more potent than the current TB vaccine in preclinical trials. A more effective TB vaccine may help curtail the global spread of the disease, especially in HIV-positive people, for whom tuberculosis is the leading cause of death worldwide. "The AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics are now so intertwined in many parts of the world that we can't win the fight...


Latest Mycobacterium 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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2011-04-18 22:11:24

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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