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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...

2014-01-23 11:29:46

A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis (TB) among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine say that the results demonstrate the scale of the TB problem in South African gold mines, and highlight the need for a "combination prevention" approach to improve TB control. The TB epidemic in...

2014-01-10 23:22:58

Wayland Baptist University's Jessica Kenneson, along with professor Robert Moore, have developed an imaging device that is doing the work of several much more expensive devices. Kenneson is using it for her research on tuberculosis. Plainview, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, freshman exuberance certainly lends a hand. Just ask Jessica Kenneson. Kenneson is a junior chemistry/molecular biology double major at Wayland Baptist University and...

2014-01-03 11:31:48

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a major cause of death worldwide, and a formidable foe. Most healthy people can defend themselves against tuberculosis, but they need all parts of their immune system to work together. A study published on January 2nd in PLOS Pathogens reveals how a special class of immune cells called "invariant natural killer T cells" make their contribution to this concerted effort. "We were interested in identifying the mechanisms that different types of T cells use to...

TB Bacteria Hide Their Identity To Invade Into Deeper Regions Of The Lungs
2013-12-20 14:30:54

University of Washington Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous TB-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the upper airways. The bacteria call up more permissive white blood cells in the deeper regions of the lungs and hitch a ride inside them to get into the host's body. Details on this finding are reported Dec. 16 in the advanced online edition of the journal...

2013-12-11 23:28:01

Whooping cough, tuberculosis and flu are all respiratory illnesses that people need to know about. New, easy-to-read brochures provide basic facts about these illnesses and tips on how people can protect their health. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 With more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough reported in 2012, the nation marked its worst year for the disease in nearly 60 years. Because it can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications, especially in infants and...

Tuberculosis Vaccine Cure For MS
2013-12-05 11:34:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new preliminary study from a team of Italian researchers has found that a vaccine used to thwart tuberculosis outside the US could be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In the study, which was published in the journal Neurology, scientists found people who had early symptoms of MS and MRI scans pointing to the development of the neurological condition benefited from receiving an injection of Bacille Calmette-Guérin, which is...


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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