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2012-09-05 02:31:43

RARITAN, N.J., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review to the New Drug Application (NDA) for bedaquiline (TMC207) to treat pulmonary, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in adults as part of combination therapy. The FDA grants priority review to medicines that may offer major advances in care or provide a treatment option where no adequate therapy...

2012-09-04 11:25:20

Reconstructing the spread of killer diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) from person to person using DNA sequencing quickly identifies the origin and movement of pathogens. This approach is directly informing public health strategies to control infectious disease outbreaks, says a scientist speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick. A team from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada used whole-genome...

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...

2012-08-30 22:20:50

BEERSE, Belgium, August 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen-Cilag International NV (Janssen) today announced it has submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking conditional approval for the use of the investigational drug bedaquiline (TMC207) as an oral treatment, to be used as part of combination therapy for pulmonary, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in adults. If approved, bedaquiline (Ba-DA-qui-lin) could be one of the...

2012-08-29 07:57:54

Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases–tuberculosis–are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, especially in regions where this infectious disease is endemic, as well as arguments for replacing the existing vaccine with novel synthetic vaccines, are presented in a review published online August 28th in Trends in Molecular Medicine. "Tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it is a highly...

2012-08-24 23:03:37

Global NGO's Program to Improve Health of Ukrainians Through TB Testing And Other Measures to Prevent Rapid Increase of the Disease in Ukraine - Fifth Largest TB Burden Country In the World. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has received $4.7 million from USAID to strengthen the tuberculosis (TB) infection control program in Ukraine. The five-year program will be implemented with Chemonics. The program...

2012-08-22 06:24:25

Phase I study in Lenexa, KS, of novel vaccine targeting TB virulence and latency ROCKVILLE, Md. and SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announce today the start of the first clinical trial of IDRI's novel tuberculosis vaccine candidate, ID93 + GLA-SE. The Phase I clinical trial will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate in 60 healthy adult volunteers. The study will be...

2012-08-16 06:25:15

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a second grant to Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. and SRI International to continue joint development of an information repository and software to identify novel therapeutics for tuberculosis (TB). The Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant will support the next two years of research and focus...

2012-08-13 12:57:53

Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine have breathed new life into a forgotten technique and so succeeded in detecting resistant tuberculosis in circumstances where so far this was hardly feasible. Tuberculosis bacilli that have become resistant against our major antibiotics are a serious threat to world health. If we do not take efficient and fast action, 'multiresistant tuberculosis' may become a worldwide epidemic, wiping out all medical achievements of the last...

Tuberculosis Vaccine Possibly Reverse Diabetes
2012-08-10 09:09:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that a tuberculosis vaccine could decrease autoimmunity and boost insulin production in patients who have long-term Type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has been utilized for the past 90 years and scientists believe that it could help eliminate the necessity of having insulin injections for patients with Type 1 diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, patients normally need to inject insulin on a daily basis so...


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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