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2014-01-28 23:04:15

Aim to Improve Care for HIV Patients in Irkutsk, Halt Growing Health Threat Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. It’s a critically important mission, both for the people there and because of the risk that international...

2014-01-27 23:02:49

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice...

2014-01-23 11:29:46

A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis (TB) among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine say that the results demonstrate the scale of the TB problem in South African gold mines, and highlight the need for a "combination prevention" approach to improve TB control. The TB epidemic in...

TB Bacteria Hide Their Identity To Invade Into Deeper Regions Of The Lungs
2013-12-20 14:30:54

University of Washington Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous TB-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the upper airways. The bacteria call up more permissive white blood cells in the deeper regions of the lungs and hitch a ride inside them to get into the host's body. Details on this finding are reported Dec. 16 in the advanced online edition of the journal...

2013-11-19 23:30:30

With the current shortage of TB skin tests, customers can order TB blood testing from Request A Test as an alternative. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is currently offering the QuantiFERON Gold blood test for Tuberculosis (TB). A Recent shortage of materials needed to perform Tuberculosis skin tests has led to many people and companies not being able to get the testing they need. The Center for...

2013-10-31 23:34:25

Immunitor, Inc., a commercial stage company committed to developing oral therapeutic vaccines, today announced that its second Phase II trial of oral TB vaccine with heat-killed Mycobacterium vaccae (V7) was published in October issue of Immunotherapy journal. Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 This study is second of two Phase II trials run by Immunitor in Ukraine. The trial was conducted in 41 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis randomized into treatment (N=20) and placebo...

2013-10-08 23:25:46

New Book, "EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health" by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 An international authority specializing in preventing and reversing disease through nutrition, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is the author of three New York Times bestsellers that have helped millions lose stubborn pounds, reverse disease, and get healthy for life. With his #1...

Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promising Results
2013-10-03 04:39:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Canadian researchers have developed a new tuberculosis vaccine that could boost or perhaps replace the only existing way to immunize against the infection. The researchers say the new vaccine is an important breakthrough because the current tuberculosis vaccine is not effective enough to curb the TB epidemic in some parts of the world. "We are the first to have developed such a vaccine for tuberculosis," said Dr. Fiona Smaill,...

2013-10-03 04:20:03

Tsukuba, Japan, Oct 3, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - More than a century after the identification of organisms that cause tuberculosis (TB), this disease remains a global public health challenge. According to World Health Organization estimates, there were 8.7 million new cases in 2011 and 1.4 million deaths. Most new cases occur in developing countries that lack the facilities and trained personnel required for early detection of TB.In a new study, published in the journal Science and Technology...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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