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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.

2008-09-27 03:00:33

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - A single case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at Wilson High School, city health officials said Friday. Authorities would not identify the victim or say if the infected party was a student, teacher, staff member or volunteer.

2008-09-26 15:00:14

By HILL, Ruth HEALTH officials have broadened their search for people who may have been infected by a rare, aggressive form of tuberculosis that killed an Auckland woman before it was diagnosed.

2008-09-26 00:00:31

Health officials in New Zealand are looking for anyone who may have been exposed to a woman with an aggressive form of tuberculosis.

2008-09-15 09:00:57

By Graeme Hetherington A DOCTOR is working with HIV and TB patients in the remote heart of Africa with the support of a North-East charity.

2008-08-28 12:01:22

LEUVEN, Belgium, August 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company focused on innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, is today issuing a business update and its financial results for the six month period ending June 30, 2008.

2008-08-26 15:00:18

By Aggarwal, Deepak Mohapatra, P R; Rekha, V V Banu; Balasubramanian, R; Swaminathan, S; Ramachandran, R; Rahman, F; Sundaram, V; Thyagarajan, K; Selvakumar, N; Adhilakshmi, A R; Iliayas, S; Narayanan, P R Sir, Banu Rekha and colleagues' in their study found that at the end of intensive phase of tuberculosis treatment among sputum positive cases, the smear conversion rates were 58, 61, 62 per cent and culture conversion 86, 88 and 92 per cent respectively.

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2008-08-25 10:55:00

Aggressive treatment involving a combination of drugs may be the cure for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers report.

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2008-08-14 10:35:00

In the first statewide study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United States, California officials have identified 18 cases of the dangerous and difficult-to-treat disease between 1993 and 2006, and 77 cases that were one step away from XDR TB.

2008-08-08 15:00:55

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. , a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics, monitoring and health management solutions, is featuring its new TB diagnostic test, the Clearview TB ELISA, at the International AIDS conference (AIDS 2008).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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