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2014-03-20 12:33:41

Thousands receive treatment prior to coming to the United States ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated CDC recommendations for overseas tuberculosis (TB) screening of immigrants and refugees have identified hundreds of cases that otherwise would have gone undetected until after arrival in the United States, saving taxpayers an additional $15 million in medical costs. In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, overseas physicians identified more...

2014-03-20 08:29:10

Custom Bike Designed by Paul Teutul Jr. to Lead the March Down Broadway to Highlight the Fight Against Tuberculosis in Honor of World TB Day SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that the winner of the Ride Against TB bike, a prize in the campaign to benefit the American Lung Association, will be revealed at the 2(nd) annual New York City World TB Day Walk and Rally on March 22(nd). At 9:30 a.m. EDT, Paul Teutul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs will...

2014-03-20 04:21:53

BEIJING and HILDEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - QuantiFERON-TB, the leading modern test for accurate diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infections, continues to grow rapidly around the world - Commercial launch of QuantiFERON-TB in China, where latent TB affects an estimated 41% of population, will support nationwide efforts to control TB - QIAGEN marks World TB Day 2014 on March 24 with QuantiFERON-TB...

2014-03-18 23:01:18

The Washington State Tuberculosis Action Coalition (WSTAC) will host an educational event for the community to raise awareness about the burden of TB both globally and locally. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 WHAT:    The Washington State Tuberculosis Action Coalition (WSTAC) will host an open community event to raise awareness about the burden of TB both globally and in our own backyard. Experts in the field from Seattle BioMed, Infectious Disease Research...

2014-03-10 08:30:12

Multi-center collaboration aims to advance neutralizing antibody research from preclinical to clinical trials. SEATTLE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced that it has received a seven year Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop a vaccine that would elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1. Seattle BioMed will lead a consortium...

Vitamin A Could Help Boost Immune System To Fight Tuberculosis
2014-02-26 09:49:34

Rachel Champeau, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Tuberculosis is a major global problem, affecting 2 billion people worldwide and causing an estimated 2 million deaths annually. Western countries are once again tackling the disease, with recent outbreaks in Los Angeles and London. The rise of drug-resistant TB, called a "ticking time bomb" by the World Health Organization, and the high cost of fighting the disease highlight the need for new approaches to...

2014-02-13 08:30:51

MOSCOW, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian and Korean biotech companies Infectex Ltd. [http://www.infectex.ru/?ln=en ] and Qurient Ltd. [http://maxwellbiotech.com ] have announced a license agreement granting Infectex exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Qurient's Tuberculosis-fighting drug Q203 in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. (Logo:...

2014-02-04 12:27:12

Multi-year grant brings together non-profits, government, academia and the pharmaceutical industry to study pressing public health challenge TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Path Institute, an independent, non-profit that catalyzes innovative ideas that accelerate the speed of drug and medical product development, today announced it has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop...

2014-01-28 23:04:15

Aim to Improve Care for HIV Patients in Irkutsk, Halt Growing Health Threat Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. It’s a critically important mission, both for the people there and because of the risk that international...

2014-01-27 23:02:49

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice...


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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