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Sophisticated lung imaging can reveal whether or not a treatment drug is able to clear tuberculosis (TB) lung infection in human and macaque parallel studies, according to University of Pittsburgh
Sanofi Commitment to Research and Develop TB Treatments, Diagnostics and Vaccines Spans More than 50 Years BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec.
GENEVA, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Licence will support the work of the recently launched Paediatric HIV Treatment Initiative (PHTI) to Develop Better Adapted
Using freeze-drying process to overcome cold-chain transportation issues SEATTLE, Nov.
Membership includes independent health, development, finance leadership from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Millennium Challenge Corporation, IntraHealth International, and Total
-- Studies focused on patients where there is a high unmet need today or anticipated in the near future -- BOSTON, Nov.
RARITAN, N.J., Nov.
New white paper documents Lilly's philanthropic effort to expand access to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis medicines INDIANAPOLIS, Oct.
HILDEN, Germany and BARCELONA, Spain, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - New WHO guidelines launched for prevention include screening and treating
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct.
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...