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2014-07-24 10:47:06

A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.

Mycobacteria Metabolism Discovery Could Pave Way For New Tuberculosis Drugs
2014-07-23 03:23:02

The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unraveled by University of Otago, New Zealand, research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

2014-07-18 08:25:01

Actual Disbursements in 2013 Increased 8% As Some Funds from Earlier Years Were Spent MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donor governments in 2013 committed

Detecting And Monitoring Tuberculosis In Captive Elephants
2014-07-17 03:32:25

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants.

2014-07-07 10:19:43

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes.

2014-07-03 12:54:25

The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

2014-07-02 11:04:45

Millions of people in need would benefit from HIV services in developing countries that are moving towards universal health coverage if these services were run more efficiently and integrated better into their health systems.

2014-06-28 12:09:52

Tuberculosis infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated.

2014-06-25 16:26:38

National Jewish Health, Saint Joseph Hospital and SCL Health Announce Agreement to Collaborate on Clinical Operations DENVER, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish

2014-06-10 23:02:02

Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program helps attain WHO approval for treatment of drug resistant TB. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The


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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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.