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2014-04-23 16:29:39

STAND trial will test the first regimen designed to significantly shorten and simplify the treatment of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB SEATTLE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on positive results from earlier clinical studies, TB Alliance is advancing the first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive and some forms of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) to a global Phase 3 clinical trial. The announcement by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill...

2014-04-02 23:32:49

Presentation details three separate tuberculosis immunotherapies developed by Immunitor in collaboration with academic institutions and private companies in Mongolia, China, Thailand, Ukraine, UK, USA and Canada. Data presented support the Immunitor strategy to target inflammation as the main cause of TB and development of immunomodulators and therapeutic vaccines which demonstrate ability to rapidly clear TB, including MDR-TB and TB with HIV. Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) April 02, 2014...

2014-04-02 08:34:35

Technology Also Offers Potential for Human TB Tests, as Well as Animal and Human TB and Other Vaccines PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyBatics, Inc., whose novel biobead platform offers applications for diagnostics, antigen delivery/vaccines, bioseparations and many other uses, today announced the start of field trials of a unique tuberculosis (TB) skin test based on the company's bionanoparticle technology. The PolyBatics Assign-bTB product is a DIVA...

2014-03-24 12:29:49

IBM's Big Data analytics to help crack the code of the tuberculosis genome and uncover new diagnosis and treatment approaches DURBAN, South Africa, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Tuberculosis Day, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) have announced plans to research new treatment approaches to fight tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. IBM's Big Data analytics technologies will be put to work on bacterial genetics and drug...

2014-03-24 12:29:41

Aeras releases TB Crisis Tracker on World TB Day ROCKVILLE, Md., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tuberculosis epidemic continues to impact pockets of the U.S. population, according to a data visualization tool developed by the nonprofit biotech, Aeras. Launched on World TB Day, Aeras's TB Crisis Tracker illustrates how the TB epidemic continues to impact the U.S. "TB's impact in the U.S. is but a fraction of what it once was, but the Aeras TB Crisis Tracker starkly...

Bringing Attention To The Threat Of Tuberculosis On World TB Day
2014-03-24 07:49:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global partnerships and significant medical research are a big part of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day. Celebrated each year on March 24, World TB Day is a marked as a time to bring attention to the threat of tuberculosis, a disease that affects nearly nine million people a year. WHO For the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s slogan for World TB Day is “Reach 3 Million.” Despite TB’s curability, efforts...

2014-03-21 08:24:17

Partnering to Increase Awareness About Tuberculosis, a Curable and Preventable Disease that Infects One-third of the World's Population SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that James Post, Executive Vice President, North America Commercial Operations for Cepheid, and Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on March 24(th) 2014 to commemorate World TB Day. World TB Day...

2014-03-20 12:33:41

Thousands receive treatment prior to coming to the United States ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise would have gone undetected until after arrival in the United States, saving taxpayers an additional $15 million in medical costs. In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, overseas physicians identified more...

2014-03-20 08:29:10

Custom Bike Designed by Paul Teutul Jr. to Lead the March Down Broadway to Highlight the Fight Against Tuberculosis in Honor of World TB Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that the winner of the Ride Against TB bike, a prize in the campaign to benefit the American Lung Association, will be revealed at the 2(nd) annual New York City World TB Day Walk and Rally on March 22(nd). At 9:30 a.m. EDT, Paul Teutul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs will...

2014-03-20 04:21:53

BEIJING and HILDEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QuantiFERON-TB, the leading modern test for accurate diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infections, continues to grow rapidly around the world - Commercial launch of QuantiFERON-TB in China, where latent TB affects an estimated 41% of population, will support nationwide efforts to control TB - QIAGEN marks World TB Day 2014 on March 24 with QuantiFERON-TB...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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