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2011-07-07 14:55:35

Johns Hopkins and South African scientists have further compelling evidence that new, simpler and shorter treatments with antibiotic drugs could dramatically help prevent tens of millions of people worldwide already infected with the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, and especially those co-infected with HIV, from developing full-blown TB. That population includes as many as 22 million in sub-Saharan Africa who are already HIV positive and at high risk of also picking up TB, which is...

2011-06-29 11:00:00

PARIS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that it entered into a research collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College to develop new anti-infectives that aim to shorten the course of treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and provide effective therapies against drug-susceptible and drug-resistant strains of TB. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20158LOGO ) Under the terms of the collaboration, Sanofi will provide 80,000...

2011-04-13 07:43:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In patients with newly-diagnosed tuberculosis (TB), use of a combined four-drug, fixed-dose regimen was found to have comparable outcomes to drugs administered separately, according to a new study. "Despite the availability of a highly effective 6-month chemotherapy regimen, worldwide control of tuberculosis is severely impeded by poor treatment completion rates that threaten the emergence of multidrug resistance," according to background information in the article....

2011-02-11 13:22:32

RNA recycling system gone awry brings MRSA to a halt Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe. In a paper published online Feb. 10 in the journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists demonstrate that by stopping bacteria's ability to degrade RNA "“ a "housekeeping" process crucial to their ability to thrive "“ scientists were able to stop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

2010-09-02 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that its Xpert® MTB/RIF test was the subject of a study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), "Rapid Molecular Detection of Tuberculosis and Rifampin Resistance." The complete study is now available online (http://www.nejm.org) and will appear in the September 9 print edition. Funded and led by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics...

2009-12-23 14:03:16

Scientists have identified a strain of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that thrives in the presence of rifampin, a front-line drug in the treatment of tuberculosis. The bacterium was identified in a patient in China and is described in a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Chongqing Pulmonary Hospital, Lanzhou University and Fudan University. The researchers determined that the bacteria grew poorly in the absence of the antibiotic rifampin and better...

2009-09-15 07:55:05

International guidelines for treating tuberculosis are due for specific improvements, according to two research papers published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. Public health programs in many countries adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines as the authoritative recommendations for treating tuberculosis (TB). But do these guidelines reflect the best available evidence? To answer this question, Dick Menzies of McGill University in Montreal and colleagues...

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...

2009-04-27 06:00:00

Unique GeneXpert(R) System Capabilities Enable Powerful New TB Diagnostic Tool SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(R) MTB/RIF as a CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. For the first time, European clinicians will have access to a rapid test that can simultaneously identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampicin (RIF), a common first-line...

2009-03-30 11:37:12

The discovery of a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis (TB), in the lungs of TB patients could be an important step forward in the design of 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 Dr Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester, using gene chips to look at how TB bacteria...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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