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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)
Index that tracks impact of pharmaceuticals worldwide to relaunch, focus on more diseases
The Global Health Impact Index, developed by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York to rank pharmaceutical companies based on their drugs' impact on global health, is launching a new, more-robust model that addresses even more diseases worldwide. (2019-05-06)
A simple solution to a complex problem
Freiburg researchers use a novel approach to identify a transport protein in mycobacteria. (2019-04-29)
FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. (2019-04-16)
Promising new drugs for old pathogen Mtb
UConn researchers are targeting a metabolic pathway, the dihydrofolate reductase pathway, crucial for amino acid synthesis to treat TB infections. (2019-03-28)
HIV/tuberculosis co-infection: Tunneling towards better diagnosis
1.2 million people in the world are co-infected by the bacteria which causes tuberculosis and AIDS. (2019-03-26)
Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection
Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. (2019-03-25)
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)
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