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2013-09-23 23:32:49

Immunitor company announces publication of a successful clinical trial in 43 patients with tuberculosis who were given daily pill of therapeutic vaccine containing heat-killed Mycobacterium vaccae. The study, which is the first installment of two-part study, was published in September issue of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics journal. Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 One-month Phase II trial was conducted in sputum smear-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis...

2013-09-09 08:46:15

Virtual observation of patients taking their prescribed TB medication, could prove an effective technique for ensuring patients effectively complete their course of treatment. The research will be presented today (8 September 2013) at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress. The new study suggests an alternative method to directly observed treatment (DOT), which is recommended by the World Health Organization. Directly observing treatments is often time consuming for a...

2013-09-09 08:42:31

Results of a new study suggest that three new diagnostic tests could each be used to successfully diagnose drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients in a quarter of the time taken by the current method. The research, presented today (8 September 2013) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Barcelona, has provided evidence that each test could be used as an effective alternative to standard testing, increasing the possibilities open to clinicians. Drug...

2013-09-02 19:17:09

Adapting tools of evolutionary biology to study the epidemiology of outbreaks reveals 39 new genes implicated in drug resistance For years, physicians around the world have watched as strain after strain of the deadly bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolves resistance to drugs. Over the last few decades researchers have used the tools of molecular biology to identify a handful of individual mutations that allow TB to withstand many of the key therapeutics that doctors use to treat...

2013-08-16 10:38:06

A new study has calculated the average cost per case of TB in the EU. The findings suggest the economic burden of TB far outweighs the costs of investing in more effective vaccines. The research, published online today (16 August 2013), in the European Respiratory Journal, is the first study to estimate the costs of the disease in recent years. Researchers used a systematic review of literature and institutional websites for the 27 EU member states to summarise economic data on the...

2013-08-16 10:33:26

Study shows isoniazid therapy should be considered for millions of HIV-infected people globally As part of the largest international research effort ever made to combat tuberculosis, a team of Johns Hopkins and Brazilian experts has found that preventive antibiotic therapy for people with HIV lowers this group's chances of developing TB or dying. Specifically, they found in men and women already infected with HIV that taking isoniazid reduced deaths and new cases of active TB disease by 31...

DNA Detection Breakthrough Could Lead To Improved Tuberculosis Treatments
2013-07-29 13:22:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Minor mutations in DNA code can make for major malfunctions, and a breakthrough technique has allowed scientists to spot genetic changes with greater precision than ever. According to a new report in the journal Nature Chemistry, the new method can look at a specific DNA sequence and pull out a single mutation. "We've really improved on previous approaches because our solution doesn't require any complicated reactions or added...

2013-07-25 10:11:43

Low expression of immune response gene 'MIF' increased risk for TB A researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have identified the genetic mutation in Africans with HIV that puts them at a much higher risk for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Africans have some of the highest rates of TB in the world, and it has long been suspected that genetic susceptibility plays a role. However, establishing candidate genes across populations to...


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