Nav: Home

Current Tuberculosis News and Events

Current Tuberculosis News and Events, Tuberculosis News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
Preliminary study suggests tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths
While a direct correlation between BCG vaccinations and a reduction in coronavirus mortalities still needs to be understood more fully, researchers hold hope that the BCG vaccine might be able to provide at least short-term protections against severe COVID-19, particularly for front-line medical workers or high-risk patients. (2020-07-08)
UTEP research reveals more about path bacterial pathogen travels to cause tuberculosis
Jianjun Sun, Ph.D., associate professor in UTEP's Department of Biological Sciences, led the research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). (2020-06-30)
TB cases and deaths predicted to spike due to COVID-19
Study estimates at least 110,000 additional deaths from TB in China, India and South Africa unless health services maintained and strengthened. (2020-06-24)
Tuberculosis vaccine strengthens immune system
A tuberculosis vaccine developed 100 years ago also makes vaccinated persons less susceptible to other infections. (2020-06-15)
Tuberculosis spread from animals to humans may be greater than previously thought
The number of human tuberculosis (TB) cases that are due to transmission from animals, as opposed to human-to-human transmission, may be much higher than previously estimated, according to an international team of researchers. (2020-06-15)
Together they stay alive longer
Hamburg/Borstel/Leipzig. The tuberculosis pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis can protect itself better when combined and thus stay alive longer in the air. (2020-06-12)
Tuberculosis: Discovery of an ancestral lineage in the African Great Lakes region
Two exceptional strains of tuberculosis, isolated from East African patients with multi-resistant forms of the disease have been discovered. (2020-06-09)
How blocking iron drives the lung immune system to control infection
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital, Dublin have discovered how the iron chelator, DFX, which functions by attaching to iron, drives the immune system to deal with tuberculosis (TB). (2020-05-13)
Researchers unlock TB vaccine puzzle in findings that could save millions of newborns
An international research team has identified the mechanism behind one of science's most enduring mysteries: what makes the 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine so effective at preventing newborn deaths from diseases other than TB? (2020-05-06)
Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug
A new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has shed fresh light on how a key front-line drug kills the tuberculosis bacterium. (2020-04-23)
Scientists reveal how tuberculosis bacteria import vitamin B12 to grow
Researchers from Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US have revealed the structure of the protein responsible for vitamin B12 import into the cells of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. (2020-04-22)
Restrictive healthcare policies associated with delayed TB diagnosis and treatment
The introduction of policies that restrict healthcare access for visitors and migrants not entitled to free NHS care may be associated with delays in diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) who were not born in the UK, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. (2020-04-20)
Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to COVID-19
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. (2020-04-03)
Blocking the iron transport could stop tuberculosis
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. (2020-04-01)
SLAC researcher discovers giant cavity in key tuberculosis molecule
The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before. (2020-03-25)
Tuberculosis bacterium uses sluice to import vitamins
A transport protein that is used by the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis to import vitamin B12 turns out to be very different from other transport proteins. (2020-03-25)
Underweight diabetic patients in Singapore have increased risk of tuberculosis
Nested in the long-running Singapore Chinese Health Study, a new study by researchers in Singapore, based on data from over 60,000 middle-aged to older adults, has found that people who suffer from diabetes and who are also underweight have a much higher risk of active tuberculosis (TB) than their heavier counterparts, supporting calls for TB screening among these patients. (2020-03-23)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Enzyme targeted by TB antibiotic later stops the drug destroying it
Crick and Imperial researchers have found that a key antibiotic widely used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis does not work as expected - a finding which could be used to develop new drugs. (2020-03-16)
Control of the fatty acid synthase
Max Planck researchers discover first protein that regulates fatty acid synthase (2020-03-13)
Banded mongoose study reveals how its environment influences the spread of infectious disease
A new study led by Kathleen Alexander explores the ways that landscapes can influence animal behavior, fostering dynamics that either encourage or limit the spread of infectious diseases. (2020-03-12)
Study: Cough that spreads tuberculosis has pain-linked trigger
University of Texas System researchers have pinpointed a molecule that the tuberculosis bacterium manufactures to induce the coughing that spreads the disease by triggering a pain-receptor response. (2020-03-06)
Porin-like proteins sneak nutrients through Mycobacterium tuberculosis' waxy defensive walls
Explaining how slow-growing tuberculosis bacteria acquire nutrients across their membranes, without also becoming vulnerable to drugs that target them, researchers report a crucial role in this for a family of porin-like proteins in the bacteria's notoriously tough, waxy coating. (2020-03-05)
Study: Tuberculosis bacteria trigger cough, facilitating spread
The bacteria that cause the deadly lung disease tuberculosis appear to facilitate their own spread by producing a molecule that triggers cough. (2020-03-05)
Hydrogen sulfide heightens disease in tuberculosis, suggesting a new therapeutic target
A new culprit -- hydrogen sulfide -- has been found for the deadly infectious disease tuberculosis. (2020-03-03)
Research identifies how new cancer treatments can activate tuberculosis infection
Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified how new checkpoint inhibitor treatments for cancer can activate tuberculosis in some patients. (2020-02-24)
Herd immunity: Disease transmission from wildlife to livestock
Scientists provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of spreading disease between elk and cattle in Southern Alberta. (2020-02-12)
Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
In September 2018, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued its Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research, which outlined research priorities to reduce and ultimately end the burden of tuberculosis (TB). (2020-02-11)
'Lethal' mutation made tuberculosis bacteria resistant to important antibiotic
Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a common and serious problem globally. In a new article, researchers from Uppsala University describe how tuberculosis bacteria that carries a mutation that in theory should kill them manages to stay alive. (2020-01-27)
Blood test for eight gene signatures can predict onset of tuberculosis
Scientists at UCL have shown a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives. (2020-01-17)
Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine
Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient disease, is the leading infectious cause of death globally, yet the world's only licensed TB vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), was developed a century ago. (2020-01-01)
Home for the holidays -- But will grandpa remember me?
Home for the Holidays - But Will Grandpa Remember Me? (2019-12-23)
Compound in green tea plant shows potential for fighting TB, finds NTU-led research team
An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by NTU Singapore has found. (2019-12-17)
New animal model shows effective treatment for latent tuberculosis
A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. (2019-12-17)
New treatment to tackle drug-resistant strains of TB could now be possible
New drugs to treat strains of TB which have become resistant to treatment are now a possibility following a groundbreaking discovery from the University of Surrey. (2019-12-04)
How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens
With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs--including unlikely candidates -- can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. (2019-11-21)
New clinical guideline for the treatment and prevention of drug-resistant tuberculosis
The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an official clinical guideline on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the Nov. (2019-11-18)
Superbug battle: Bacteria structure may be key to new antibiotics
Cornell researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. (2019-11-18)
Boosting host immune defenses to treat tuberculosis
A study in iScience suggests a new approach that might help treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis: making people's cells better at killing Mtb by harnessing RNA sensors in our cells, which detect the RNA of invading pathogens. (2019-11-12)
Immune system targets vitamin B12 pathway to neutralize bacteria
How a recently identified defensive compound called itaconate tricks the bacteria behind tuberculosis. (2019-10-31)
Anti-arthritis drug also stops tuberculosis bacillus from multiplying in blood stem cells
Immunologist Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that allows the tuberculosis bacillus to infect and hijack blood stem cells. (2019-10-23)
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Trending Science News

Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Top Science Podcasts

We have hand picked the top science podcasts of 2020.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness
Original broadcast date: April 24, 2020. We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#565 The Great Wide Indoors
We're all spending a bit more time indoors this summer than we probably figured. But did you ever stop to think about why the places we live and work as designed the way they are? And how they could be designed better? We're talking with Emily Anthes about her new book "The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of how Buildings Shape our Behavior, Health and Happiness".
Now Playing: Radiolab

The Third. A TED Talk.
Jad gives a TED talk about his life as a journalist and how Radiolab has evolved over the years. Here's how TED described it:How do you end a story? Host of Radiolab Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met an unexpected teacher: Dolly Parton.Jad Nicholas Abumrad is a Lebanese-American radio host, composer and producer. He is the founder of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab, which is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide and is downloaded more than 120 million times a year as a podcast. He also created More Perfect, a podcast that tells the stories behind the Supreme Court's most famous decisions. And most recently, Dolly Parton's America, a nine-episode podcast exploring the life and times of the iconic country music star. Abumrad has received three Peabody Awards and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011.