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2013-12-02 16:24:06

Administration Commits to Providing up to $5 Billion Over Next Three Years WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an address recognizing World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. Administration will commit up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Specifically, he said the United States will contribute $1 for every $2 provided by other donors worldwide through 2016, up to $5...

2013-12-02 16:24:04

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Union today announced at the Global Fund's Replenishment Conference in Washington, DC, new support of over US $500 million to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for the 2014-2016 period. The conference takes place just one day after World AIDS Day. "Huge progress has already been made in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria but with millions of people still at risk of infection, the battle is far from...

2013-11-25 08:28:22

TOKYO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito, "Eisai") announced today that it has become a signatory to the Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator (TBDA) partnership, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to speed up the discovery of essential new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) Jointly launched in June 2012 through a collaborative agreement among seven...

2013-11-19 23:30:30

With the current shortage of TB skin tests, customers can order TB blood testing from Request A Test as an alternative. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is currently offering the QuantiFERON Gold blood test for Tuberculosis (TB). A Recent shortage of materials needed to perform Tuberculosis skin tests has led to many people and companies not being able to get the testing they need. The Center for...

2013-11-18 23:21:56

The world market for infectious disease tests is estimated at $14.5 billion in 2012 and should grow at a slightly higher rate than the rest of the diagnostics market. The finding was made in Kalorama Information’s new report, The “World Market for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Tests.” New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Increasing incidence of infectious disease is expected to make the market for infectious disease tests among the most dynamic in the in vitro diagnostics...

2013-11-18 23:21:06

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Tuberculosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Tuberculosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Tuberculosis clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Tuberculosis. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment status as per...

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Aarhus University Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins. The new results could make it possible in the future to develop new treatment methods to impair the cytotoxic activity and thereby reduce the severity of infectious diseases. In spite of the fact that the first antibiotics were discovered almost a century ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis,...

2013-11-14 23:30:13

Dr. Boris Gorbunov, Director and Leading Technical Scientist of Ancon Technologies announces that only $750,000 is needed to bring the company’s ground-breaking Nanoparticle Biomarker disease detection device to the next stage where it can be tested as the world’s first breath detection device to identify very early stage Cancer as well as other diseases such as Tuberculosis before they manifest into a life threatening stage. Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom (PRWEB) November 14, 2013...

2013-11-07 20:21:58

TOKYO and NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, announced today grants of US$5.7 million to six global partnerships working on innovative drugs and vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and Chagas disease. "Our six new investments in potential treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and...

2013-11-05 16:25:23

GENEVA, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ground-breaking approach to procuring tools to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund and partners have established a new framework to systematically organize the purchase of massive amounts of mosquito nets, anti-HIV drugs and other products that will improve delivery and make significant savings. In a first step, the Global Fund will sign contracts with seven manufacturers for the largest-ever bulk purchase of mosquito nets...


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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