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PLOS Special Collection launch: Shaping novel TB treatments
To commemorate World TB Day, a Special Collection has been released by PLOS Medicine containing a series of articles that articulate the essential new steps in clinical research that will pave the way for the development of tomorrow's optimal treatment for all forms of tuberculosis. (2019-03-22)
Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection
Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). (2019-03-22)
Neglected diseases continue to require attention despite progress
Few novel drugs have been developed to treat neglected diseases in recent decades, Brazilian researchers warn. (2019-03-21)
Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in the European Region
New ECDC/WHO Tuberculosis surveillance data for Europe show that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region. (2019-03-19)
Research demonstrates how immunotherapy may be effective for fighting TB
New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body's immune system, helping fight off the disease. (2019-03-14)
Reducing the burden of tuberculosis treatment
A research team led by MIT has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs. (2019-03-13)
Drug-delivering device streamlines tuberculosis treatment in pigs
Scientists have created a retrievable, wire-like device that safely resides in the stomach and releases large dosages of drugs over several weeks. (2019-03-13)
Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries
A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality, such as noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries. (2019-03-13)
Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years
Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to new findings. (2019-03-06)
Texas Biomed scientists developing new vaccine strategy for tuberculosis
- For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. (2019-03-04)
Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to treatment
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. (2019-02-18)
Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial 'suicide' mechanism
The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis can be killed by a toxin they produce unless it is neutralized by an antidote protein. (2019-02-18)
BFU physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis. (2019-02-13)
Drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in post-war DRC
A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2019-02-13)
Tuberculosis: Inhibiting host cell death with immunotherapy
DZIF scientists from the University Hospital Cologne are working on an immunotherapy that supports antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis. (2019-02-11)
New tuberculosis drug may shorten treatment time for patients
A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. (2019-02-11)
Drug-resistant tuberculosis: High mortality rate due to inaccurate tests
Inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliably detect resistance to drugs, leading to incorrect treatment and a higher mortality rate. (2019-02-07)
Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-02-06)
South Asians at risk for tuberculosis often are not tested
Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. (2019-01-30)
Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes
The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. (2019-01-22)
Synthes, in silico molecular docking & pharmacokinetic studies
In this report, we have designed and synthesized azole scaffolds with good antitubercular activities as there is a real need to develop new candidates with less toxicity and more efficiency toward pathogen. (2019-01-11)
RCSI researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment
Led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), a team of researchers has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis (TB). (2019-01-08)
Study identifies genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability
Scientists discovered a genetic variant that greatly increases a person's likelihood of developing tuberculosis. (2019-01-02)
Nearly one in five Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has tuberculosis infection, Johns Hopkins study finds
In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection, but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate the disease in a large, high-risk group. (2018-12-18)
With a focus on high-risk patients, SLU researcher eyes eliminating TB for good
A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United States. (2018-12-18)
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros
An international team of scientists led by institutes in Berlin and Jena, Germany, performed repeated lung lavage as a new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros. (2018-12-12)
PET scans to optimize tuberculosis meningitis treatments and personalize care, study finds
Although relatively rare in the United States, and accounting for fewer than 5 percent of tuberculosis cases worldwide, TB of the brain -- or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) -- is often deadly, always hard to treat, and a particular threat to young children. (2018-12-06)
Study: Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself
In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected cells. (2018-12-05)
An enzyme in immune cells plays essential role in host defense against tuberculosis
Using freshly resected lung tissue from 21 patients and two distinct mouse models, tuberculosis researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Africa Health Research Institute, or AHRI, have identified a protein that plays an essential role in host defense against this deadly disease. (2018-11-13)
Study shows movement, evolutionary history of TB in China
A genetic scan of a massive number of samples taken from tuberculosis patients across China has shown a surprising genetic uniformity: just two 'strains' of the tuberculosis bacterium account for 99.4 percent of all cases. (2018-11-05)
Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis
Analyzing soil samples from across the country, researchers have identified an antibiotic capable of treating strains of tuberculosis that do not respond to existing therapies. (2018-11-01)
Lymph nodes are niches for prolonged tuberculosis infection
Lymph nodes can contain large numbers of tuberculosis-causing bacteria and serve as long-term reservoirs of bacterial persistence, according to a study published Nov. (2018-11-01)
Machine learning identifies antibiotic resistance genes in tuberculosis-causing bacteria
Researchers have trained a machine learning algorithm to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. (2018-10-25)
Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and tuberculosis coinfection
A new study identified a significant association between HIV infection and complexities of treating patients with tuberculosis coinfection. (2018-10-18)
Local adaption of tuberculosis, not human migration, spread TB resistance mutations
Migration from Europe during the colonial period drove the spread of the dominant strain of tuberculosis seen today, lineage four, a new study reports. (2018-10-17)
Outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis undetected by standard tests
Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of the disease which go undetected by WHO-endorsed tests. (2018-10-17)
WHO-endorsed tests fail to detect outbreak of MDR tuberculosis in South Africa
Due to inadequate lab tests, an outbreak of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in South Africa has remained undetected for no less than five years. (2018-10-17)
Paradigm shift in tuberculosis treatment: genome sequencing replaces standard resistance testing
An international research team from the CRyPTIC Consortium has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. (2018-10-03)
Potential mechanism by which BCG vaccine lowers blood sugar levels to near normal in type 1 diabetes discovered
New research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-03)
A copper bullet for tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease, and the number one cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. (2018-10-03)
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