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Latest Tuberculosis diagnosis Stories

2009-10-09 10:35:00

Two billion people worldwide carry the pathogen that causes tuberculosis (TB), and most of them do not even know they are infected.

2009-09-23 08:11:13

Active tuberculosis can be rapidly identified in patients with negative sputum tests by a new method, according to European researchers.

2008-10-03 00:00:06

U.S. researchers have determined that Mycobacterium tuberculosis has learned through evolution to coat itself with a sugar called mannose. This sugar makes the bacterium attractive to cells in the lungs that are looking to clean up and discard unwanted sugar in the body.

2008-09-22 12:00:38

Medical Acoustics LLC, a commercial-stage medical device company which employs acoustic technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications, today announced that the tuberculosis (TB) study of its innovative and easy to use pulmonary device, the Lung Flute(R), conducted by Dr.

2008-09-16 09:00:15

AN inmate at Saughton Prison is understood to have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. It is believed he has now been isolated from other prisoners as he is treated for the lung disease.

2008-08-28 06:01:10

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2008-07-31 15:20:00

Faster diagnosis and better screening of immigrants could have prevented New Zealand's largest tuberculosis epidemic, which went undiagnosed for five months, a review says.

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2008-03-07 11:00:00

A new blood test could enable doctors to rule out tuberculosis (TB) infection within days rather than weeks, according to a new study published this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.