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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), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended the use of a new diagnostic test for TB (the Xpert MTB/RIF test), which can show a result...

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. Professor Terry Brown, working in partnership with Professor Charlotte Roberts from Durham University, used a next generation sequencing approach, including hybridization capture technology, to identify tuberculosis genes in a 19th century female skeleton found in a...

2012-09-27 10:10:56

Results from an observational study evaluating a new anti-TB drug have found that the treatment can improve outcomes and reduce mortality among patients with both MDR-TB and XDR-TB. The research, published online ahead of print today (27 September 2012) in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests a drug called delamanid could have a public health benefit for MDR-TB and also for XDR-TB, as few effective treatment options are currently available. Over the past two decades,...

Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Killed By Old Pain Drug
2012-09-11 09:08:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have found that an off-patent anti-inflammatory drug that costs about two cents for a daily dose can also kill both replicating and non-replicating drug-resistant tuberculosis in the laboratory. Few currently approved TB drugs can do this, and resistance to those is spreading. Reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study points to a potential new therapy for...

Tuberculosis Patients Have Speedy Recovery With Antibiotics And Vitamin D
2012-09-04 09:45:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have shown that vitamin D deficiencies can make people gain weight and also worsen lung function in smokers. And other research has shown that vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of respiratory infection in children. Now, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that the “sunshine” vitamin can also aid in a speedy recovery from tuberculosis (TB). According to researchers involved in...


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