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2013-02-12 10:18:43

During the 1930s, dedicated sanitaria and invasive surgery were commonly prescribed for those with the infection - usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which the editors describe as "the most successful human pathogen of all time."

Tuberculosis Vaccine Fails Infant Trial
2013-02-04 14:42:30

A new vaccine considered to be the most advanced for tuberculosis among more than a dozen now in trials has failed its study. Researchers said they were disappointed by the results of the study, which showed that the vaccine offered little to no protection at all from TB.

2013-01-31 14:59:28

A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains.

2012-12-21 14:41:22

One third of the world is infected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is increasingly difficult to treat because of wide spread resistance to available drugs.

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal.

2012-11-21 12:49:36

A rapid test for tuberculosis (TB) could help to reduce TB deaths, improve TB treatment, and also offer reasonably good value for money if introduced in southern Africa, an area that has high rates of HIV and a type of TB that is resistant to some drugs (multi-drug resistant TB).

2012-11-02 14:38:29

Weill Cornell Medical College announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2012-10-23 20:48:07

A study led by The University of Manchester has demonstrated that new technology that can analyze millions of gene sequences in a matter of seconds is an effective way to quickly and accurately identify diseases in skeletons.


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