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A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains.
Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered that the process bacteria undergo when they become drug resistant can act as a powerful tool for drug discovery.
A 48-week course of antiretroviral medication taken in the early stages of HIV infection slows the damage to the immune system and delays the need for long term treatment.
It is well known that COPD patients run a higher risk of contracting respiratory infections.
Scientists said a simple breath test could diagnose infections in the respiratory system based on a study identifying the chemical ‘fingerprints’ that are given off by certain bacteria that are present in the lungs.
In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a research team headed by Dr.
Johnson & Johnson announced on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug for patients with tuberculosis who do not respond to other treatments.
One third of the world is infected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is increasingly difficult to treat because of wide spread resistance to available drugs.
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...
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...