Tuberculosis


  • How the Human Immune System Keeps TB at Bay
    A new tissue culture model using human white blood cells shows how people with a latent - or symptom-free - tuberculosis infection are protected from active disease by a critical early step in their immune response, researchers say.The model also shows, however, that some ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis Launches New TB Journal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, a regional training and consultation center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn, is today launching a new medical journal, the Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. The online journal is published ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Observes World TB Day 2015
    Each year, World TB Day is observed on March 24. This year CDC selected the theme "Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB." Tuberculosis is still a life-threatening problem in this country, with much work needed to eliminate this devastating disease. Anyone can ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Use DNA Sequencing to Trace the Spread of Drug-Resistant TB
    Scientists have for the first time used DNA sequencing to trace the fatal spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis between patients in the UK. Genetic analysis of the TB bacteria revealed how a 44-year-old man who died of the disease in 2012 caught the drug-resistant ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Global Solidarity and Action to End TB Infection
    As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Recent years have seen tremendous ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Study Shows Updated Overseas TB Screening Guidelines Identify More Cases
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published today shows that because of new screening guidelines issued in 2007, physicians overseas identified 629 additional cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012 among immigrants and refugees bound for the United ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify Key to Tuberculosis Resistance
    The cascade of events leading to bacterial infection and the immune response is mostly understood. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the immune response to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis have remained a mystery — until now. Researchers at the Johns ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UW Researchers Develop Oral Swab to Diagnose TB
    Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers at the University of Washington have helped developed a new prospective approach to diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) - easy-to-obtain oral swab samples, greatly improving on standard diagnostics. ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UGA Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new small molecule drug that may serve as a treatment against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a form of the disease that cannot be cured with conventional therapies. They describe their findings in a paper ...More
    February 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIH Awards Seven-Year Grant to Weill Cornell Medical College to Tackle Global Tuberculosis Epidemic
    In an effort to stop tuberculosis (TB) from becoming progressively less treatable worldwide, the National Institutes of Health has awarded Weill Cornell Medical College more than $6.2 million in first-year funding to support a research collaboration among six institutions ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
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