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2013-07-05 11:10:05

The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens. The study, led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), analyzed the immune...

2013-07-02 11:06:13

People with tuberculosis (TB) in China often delay going to see a doctor for more than two weeks, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. Reasons for this include a poor understanding of TB, increasing costs of treatment not covered by health insurance, and using traditional approaches first. Even after going to a clinic there were still delays in treatment, especially in rural areas, due to a lack of qualified medical staff. Worldwide TB remains a leading...

2013-06-12 23:27:26

CDISC has long proven itself to be a catalyst for collaborative innovation, as evidenced through the many opportunities it has created for partners and stakeholders to streamline the medical research processes. Recent releases of CDISC consensus-based data standards for tuberculosis, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson´s disease, pain and polycystic kidney disease are examples. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 CDISC has long proven itself to be a catalyst for collaborative innovation,...

2013-05-17 23:15:34

A new 5-year guarantee through Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH) has the potential to unlock immense private sector financing, accelerating efforts to achieve MDGs. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Today, leading global health and development experts from the public and private sectors are joining forces at the 2013 GBCHealth Conference to announce a new partnership that will leverage private sector funding to speed up delivery and access to life-saving health supplies such as...

2013-05-06 23:35:14

A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and other important infectious bacteria. Two papers appearing in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology describe portable devices that combine microfluidic technology with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to not only diagnose these important infections but also determine the presence of...

2013-05-03 23:16:42

Awards Recognize Businesses for Ground-Breaking Work in Addressing Global Health Threats New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 GBCHealth announced today the winners of the Business Action on Health Awards. The awards recognize the world´s best corporate-supported programs that address global health needs. Awards will be presented to winning companies at the GBCHealth annual conference on May 15-17 in New York City. It is the only event focused exclusively on the role of business in...


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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