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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...

2012-01-17 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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.