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2009-09-15 07:55:05

International guidelines for treating tuberculosis are due for specific improvements, according to two research papers published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine.

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2009-08-07 12:45:00

Children with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing tuberculosis, according to a new report.

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2009-07-30 12:35:00

The typical dose of a medication considered pivotal in treating tuberculosis effectively is much too low to account for modern-day physiques, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.

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2009-07-23 08:25:00

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a novel way to monitor in real time the behavior of the TB bacterium in mouse lungs noninvasively pinpointing the exact location of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

2009-07-06 08:31:50

Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) kills about two million people each year; a number researchers are trying to lower with new medicines for TB.

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2009-07-03 09:55:00

Drugs used to care for Parkinson's disease might be a new way to halt the increase of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis.

2009-06-30 13:28:35

Tuberculosis (TB) is a difficult infection to treat and requires six months of multiple antibiotics to cure it. To combat the TB pandemic, a shorter and simpler drug treatment would be a huge advance since most TB occurs in resource-limited settings with poor public health infrastructures.

2009-06-17 08:15:00

SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:30am Eastern (9:30am Central; 8:30am Mountain; 7:30am Pacific) Dial-in: 1-877-879-6184 (toll-free) 1-719-325-4759 (local access) Conference Title: TB Alliance/Tibotec Briefing Participant passcode: 2895940 Where: Pacific Health Summit Bell Harbor International Conference Center Pacific Board Room Seattle,...

2009-06-03 16:00:00

Clinical Activity Of TMC207 shows ATP-Synthase is a Viable Target for treatment of TB MECHELEN, Belgium, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim results from an ongoing phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the investigational drug TMC207 for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) were published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.

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2009-05-20 07:20:00

New estimates of the likelihood that a latent case of tuberculosis (TB) will become active have resulted in a roughly 50 percent increase over previous estimates of the number of people needed to be screened (NNS) to prevent an active infection, limiting the cost effectiveness of screening in many Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-defined risk groups.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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