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2012-03-20 11:25:48

In the past decade, scientists have made significant progress building the critical knowledge and infrastructure needed to identify and develop novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates and move the most promising ones into human clinical trials. The results of those trials, coupled with advances from other TB studies, have paved the way for the next 10 years of research on TB vaccines, a critical component of TB control efforts, note scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and...

2012-03-20 11:24:28

Field-wide effort builds consensus for path forward Against a backdrop of growing concern about the impact of tuberculosis on children, top scientific experts today published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating the disease. Published today in a special issue of the journal, Tuberculosis, the strategic blueprint for the TB vaccine field represents consensus reached by the TB vaccine community. “The TB Vaccine Blueprint...

2012-03-14 10:45:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation of UMDNJ, an affiliate of New Jersey Health Foundation, has received a tuberculosis (TB) biomarkers grant through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health program, an initiative which seeks to overcome persistent bottlenecks in creating new tools that can radically improve health in the developing world. With the grant, Dr. David Alland, professor of medicine, chief of...

2012-03-05 06:58:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The high prevalence of infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and malaria, continues to receive attention from both local governments, as well as donor agencies across East Africa. As the focus shifts to prevention and early diagnosis, lucrative opportunities abound for testing and monitoring of these and other key diseases in the region. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.drugdiscovery.frost.com), The...

2012-02-09 11:42:49

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research. The research, published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, has identified key areas of priority for public action to combat the growing number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a prevalence of 440,000 multidrug-resistant TB cases (MDR-TB) with 150,000 deaths and 50,000 extremely...

2012-02-07 23:12:30

Gene that influences inflammatory response to infection predicts effectiveness of drug therapy A gene that influences the inflammatory response to infection may also predict the effectiveness of drug treatment for a deadly form of tuberculosis. An international collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Duke University, Harvard University, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam and Kings College London reported these findings Feb. 3 in...

2012-02-03 09:07:38

Tuberculosis patients may receive treatments in the future according to what version they have of a single 'Goldilocks' gene 'Goldilocks' gene could determine best treatment for TB patients Tuberculosis patients may receive treatments in the future according to what version they have of a single 'Goldilocks' gene, says an international research team from Oxford University, King's College London, Vietnam and the USA. This is one of the first examples in infectious disease of where an...

2012-01-31 08:00:00

Aeras leverages U.S. government clinical trial networks designed for HIV research to support TB vaccine development ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aeras announces today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), has joined as a partner for a Phase II proof-of-concept clinical trial of a tuberculosis vaccine candidate jointly developed by Aeras and Dutch...

2012-01-17 17:25:00

Jerry Falwell was, for many, the face of Christianity in America. Although he was initially ambivalent about getting involved in politics, his controversial Moral Majority catapulted Falwell into the political arena during the paradigm-shifting 1980 election. Now in 'God's Right Hand,' journalist Michael Sean Winters unpacks the key moments of an unlikely life - one that intersected with prominent figures from Larry Flynt to Billy Graham, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton - and its impact...

Drug Resistant TB Reported In India
2012-01-16 14:26:44

Indian doctors say they have seen the first case of a "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis" in the country. The Indian TB strain is mainly transmitted through close personal contact and is not as contagious as the flu. Most of the cases of this kind of TB were not from person-to-person infection but from mutations that occurred in poorly treated patients. The Indian doctors tested a dozen medicines on their patients who had the drug-resistant form of TB and none of them worked. A...