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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)
Rapid triage test sniffs out active tuberculosis infections in adults
A new triage test for human blood samples can distinguish active cases of tuberculosis (TB) from similar diseases in adults in less than an hour -- helping to meet an elusive goal for global health authorities. (2019-10-23)
Cochrane Review: Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan test to detect TB in people with HIV
TB causes more deaths in people living with HIV than any other disease, with more than 300,000 deaths in 2017. (2019-10-22)
CNIO and University of Wurzburg solve 3D structure of 'nanomachine' that makes tuberculosis virulent
Tuberculosis bacterium releases virulence factors into the body through a secretion system whose structure and functioning were as yet unknown. (2019-10-09)
Tuberculosis: New insights into the pathogen
Researchers at the University of Würzburg and the Spanish Cancer Research Centre have gained new insights into the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. (2019-10-09)
Severe silicosis found among fabricators of engineered quartz stone
In this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers from California, Colorado, Texas and Washington report 18 cases of severe silicosis, and two fatalities, among young, mostly Hispanic men, who worked at engineered stone fabrication plants. (2019-09-26)
Texas Biomed researchers pinpoint why HIV patients are more likely to develop tuberculosis
Tuberculosis and HIV -- two of the world's deadliest infectious diseases -- are far worse when they occur together. (2019-09-12)
Science snapshots: Messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis
Science Snapshots: messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis (2019-09-12)
Tuberculosis mutation discovery paves way for better treatments
A Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study has found a genetically tractable cause of drug tolerant tuberculosis, paving the way for researchers to develop new drugs to combat the global TB epidemic and cure the disease. (2019-09-05)
Exciting new vaccine targets killer disease TB
Australian medical researchers from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have successfully developed and tested a new type of vaccine targeting tuberculosis (TB), the world's top infectious disease killer. (2019-08-23)
Addressing causes of mortality in Zambia
Despite the fact that people in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than they did two decades ago, their average life expectancy remains below that of the rest of the world population. (2019-08-23)
The Lancet Public Health: US TB rates in young people are declining but disparities persist
Between 2010-17, 6,072 new tuberculosis cases occurred among children and adolescents in the USA and its territories, and rates have declined overall. (2019-08-21)
Antacid helps tuberculosis bacteria to survive
One reason why infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is so difficult to treat is that the bacteria can hide inside immune cells. (2019-08-19)
Leishmania virulence strategy unveiled
A team from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) has made a scientific breakthrough regarding the virulence strategy employed by the Leishmania parasite to infect cells of the immune system. (2019-08-12)
Nordic researchers: A quarter of the world's population at risk of developing tuberculosis
A new study from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark, has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. (2019-08-02)
Unmasking the hidden burden of tuberculosis in Mozambique
The real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, according to a study on samples from autopsies performed in a Mozambican hospital. (2019-08-01)
New study reveals how TB bacteria may survive in human tissues
Associate Professor Chris Greening and his team of microbiologists from the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, have discovered that some pathogens depend on carbon monoxide to survive when other nutrients are not available. (2019-07-29)
First impressions go a long way in the immune system
An algorithm that predicts the immune response to a pathogen could lead to early diagnosis for such diseases as tuberculosis (2019-07-22)
Waking up sleeping bacteria to fight infections
Researchers in the group of Jan Michiels (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) identified a mechanism of how sleepy bacteria wake up. (2019-07-18)
Patterns in DNA reveal hundreds of unknown protein pairings
Researchers have now found a new way to extract useful information out of sequenced DNA. (2019-07-11)
Small-volume, high-throughput organic synthesis
University of Groningen Professor of Drug Design, Alexander Dömling, has devised a method to rapidly synthesize thousands of new molecules and evaluate their properties as potential drugs. (2019-07-09)
New method reveals how well TB antibiotics reach their targets
Scientists have developed a new technique that enables them to visualise how well antibiotics against tuberculosis (TB) reach their pathogenic targets inside human hosts. (2019-06-27)
Study questions success of health intervention currently used in developing countries
In the early 20th century, researchers in Massachusetts studied the first community-based health intervention in the world, the Framingham Health and Tuberculosis Demonstration, deeming it highly successful in controlling tuberculosis (TB) and reducing mortality. (2019-06-26)
No cell is an island
In a new study, published on June 25, 2019, in the journal eLife, the researchers report that higher levels of doublets -- long dismissed as technical artifacts -- can be found in people with severe cases of tuberculosis or dengue fever. (2019-06-25)
Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting shows that molecular imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can evaluate tuberculosis at the molecular level, effectively identifying diseased areas and guiding treatment for patients. (2019-06-24)
Xpert Ultra test for diagnosing TB now included in Cochrane Review
Tuberculosis causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. (2019-06-10)
Stanford researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom
Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria. (2019-06-10)
Immune cells play unexpected role in early tuberculosis infection
A class of immune cells called innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) mediates the body's initial defense against TB, according to a report published online today in Nature. (2019-06-05)
'Cannibalism' is a double-whammy for cell health
University of Sydney mathematician Hugh Ford has developed a model tested by experiment that shows cell cannibalism is an important driver in the build-up of cholesterol and other harmful materials. (2019-06-04)
Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab
About 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide. (2019-06-03)
Stellenbosch University researchers study resistance to 'protect' anti-TB drug
Scientists from Stellenbosch University are trying to conserve the life-saving treatment bedaquiline, by studying how the bacterium that causes TB can develop resistance to this drug. (2019-05-30)
When macrophages are deprived of oxygen
Infected tissue has a low concentration of oxygen. The body's standard immune mechanisms, which rely on oxygen, can then only function to a limited extent. (2019-05-24)
A considerable percentage of deaths in HIV patients are due to cryptococcal infections
Cryptococcal meningitis causes about one in ten HIV-related deaths, according to a study of autopsies performed in Mozambique and Brazil and coordinated by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by 'la Caixa'. (2019-05-21)
Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combinations to treat tuberculosis
Study describes a way to reduce the duration of tuberculosis treatment by using an approach called 'artificial intelligence-parabolic response surface' that allows researchers to quickly identify three or four drug combinations among billions of possible combinations to treat TB up to five times faster than current therapies. (2019-05-14)
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