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2014-09-24 08:28:03

Extending Longstanding Partnership, SAP is Founding Member of The Global Fund's New Coalition Uniting Private Sector to Support Disease Prevention and Treatment Efforts WALLDORF, Germany, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Fund is an international financing organization started in 2002 to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that SAP technology is helping the organization more simply understand how its financial investments are being...

2014-09-22 12:28:17

New multi-year grant continues work to study pressing public health crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path), an independent, non-profit organization that works to accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant renewal from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support continued work to advance the science and regulatory pathways leading to...

2014-09-19 23:05:05

To reduce the burden of tuberculosis and address the issue of drug-resistant TB in the Kyrgyz Republic, Abt Associates has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kyrgyzstan TB Program under a five-year cooperative agreement with total funding of $12.7 million. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Kyrgyzstan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in Central Asia. To reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) and address the issue of drug-resistant TB...

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2014-08-21 07:01:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world may have been carried to the Americans by seals and sea lions, not European explorers as previously believed, claims a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. Tuberculosis is responsible for killing as many as two million people each year, and according to researchers from the Arizona State University and an international team of experts, scientists have...

2014-08-08 10:43:20

BMJ-British Medical Journal Although only effective in countries more than 40° latitude away from the equator The vaccine used to protect against tuberculosis disease (bacillus calmette-guerin or BCG) also protects against tuberculosis infection (mycobacterium) as well as protecting against progression from infection to disease, finds a paper published on thebmj.com today. The BCG vaccine has been subject to numerous trials and studies over several decades, which have shown that it...

2014-07-31 08:37:14

Brock Will Lead Resource Development, Advocacy, Community Engagement Efforts in Support of Promising Research Pipeline NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, a not-for-profit with the mission of discovering and developing better, faster and affordable treatments, announced the appointment of Willo Brock as Senior Vice President, External Affairs. Mr. Brock comes to TB Alliance having most recently served as Head of Major Donor Relations for WWF...

2014-07-31 08:37:08

Robertson Will Lead Initiatives to Accelerate Adoption of New TB Drug Regimens NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of developing better, faster and affordable treatments for tuberculosis (TB), announced the appointment of Elana Robertson to Senior Vice President, Market Access. Ms. Robertson joins the organization from Novartis Vaccines, where she was responsible for the company's business in Sub-Saharan...

2014-07-29 08:31:43

Program to Enable Broader Access to Groundbreaking Tuberculosis Diagnostic SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent completion of a record shipment of 774 GeneXpert systems to a single country in one quarter, Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today applauded groundbreaking tuberculosis programs in China where more than a million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported each year. Combined with systems placed previously, the second quarter placements bring the...

2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...

2014-07-24 10:47:06

The Lancet Declaration in reducing the global burden of HIV, malaria, and TB A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB. The new estimates show that worldwide, the number of people living with HIV has risen...


Latest tuberculosis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:19:14

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Robert Koch first discovered it in 1882 and that it had an unusual, waxy coating on the cell surface which makes them impossible to Gram stain. M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. It generally infects the respiratory system of mammals. Tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs are the most...

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2011-04-18 22:11:24

Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'