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2013-08-01 23:19:18

TB Biosciences announced that David C. Oxley has been named to TB Biosciences’ Board of Directors. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 TB Biosciences, Inc., an early stage medical diagnostics company located in Bethlehem, PA, announced that David C. Oxley has been named to TB Biosciences’ Board of Directors. Mr. Oxley currently serves as Vice President of Emerging Markets Sales for Cytori Therapeutics, a public company engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of medical...

2013-07-30 12:28:41

Campaign Aims to Raise TB Awareness and Funds to Fight Lung Disease SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced the launch of its "Ride Against TB" campaign to benefit the American Lung Association. The goal of the campaign is to raise overall awareness of the need for improved diagnostic solutions for the rapid detection of tuberculosis and to raise funds to benefit the American Lung Association in its fight against all lung disease....

DNA Detection Breakthrough Could Lead To Improved Tuberculosis Treatments
2013-07-29 13:22:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Minor mutations in DNA code can make for major malfunctions, and a breakthrough technique has allowed scientists to spot genetic changes with greater precision than ever. According to a new report in the journal Nature Chemistry, the new method can look at a specific DNA sequence and pull out a single mutation. "We've really improved on previous approaches because our solution doesn't require any complicated reactions or added...

2013-07-25 20:21:17

Revolutionary Tuberculosis Test Brings Accurate, Faster Results to U.S. Market SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received market authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its Xpert(®) MTB/RIF test. The review decision was based on the de novo 510(k) review process, which allows novel products without predicates to be down-classified and brought to market. Xpert MTB/RIF is designed for the rapid...

2013-07-25 10:11:43

Low expression of immune response gene 'MIF' increased risk for TB A researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues have identified the genetic mutation in Africans with HIV that puts them at a much higher risk for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Africans have some of the highest rates of TB in the world, and it has long been suspected that genetic susceptibility plays a role. However, establishing candidate genes across populations to...

2013-07-23 08:29:45

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) and the American Lung Association (www.Lung.org) today announced a partnership to promote tuberculosis-related awareness in the U.S. and the need for improved TB (tuberculosis) diagnostics. Details of the planned program will be announced at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Lab Expo show in Houston, Texas. The live announcement will take place at 10am on July 30(th) at Cepheid...

2013-07-05 11:10:05

The immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease, according to new research published today in the journal PLOS Pathogens. The study, led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), analyzed the immune...

2013-07-02 11:06:13

People with tuberculosis (TB) in China often delay going to see a doctor for more than two weeks, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. Reasons for this include a poor understanding of TB, increasing costs of treatment not covered by health insurance, and using traditional approaches first. Even after going to a clinic there were still delays in treatment, especially in rural areas, due to a lack of qualified medical staff. Worldwide TB remains a leading...

2013-06-25 08:25:11

Historic Opportunity to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John, Founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), called on the U.K. government to double its commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in a recent editorial in The Guardian [www.GuardianNews.com]. He also urged the U.S. government to renew its commitment in an open letter to Congress [www.ejaf.org]. "We find ourselves with the historic...

2013-06-17 08:29:45

RARITAN, N.J., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today welcomes the World Health Organization (WHO) interim policy guidance on the use of bedaquiline (trade name SIRTURO(TM) in the U.S.) in the treatment of pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as part of combination therapy in adults. The guidance culminates a rigorous review process by internal and external TB experts convened by the WHO and drew upon available Phase 2 safety and...


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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