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  • CDC Offers Public Health Grand Rounds on Drug-Resistant TB
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will offer the Public Health Grand Rounds session, “Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: New Tools to Tackle New Challenges from an Old Foe,” on March 18, at 1 p.m. EDT. Tuberculosis is an ancient disease ...More
    March 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Vitamin A May Help Boost Immune System to Fight Tuberculosis
    In findings published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Immunology, UCLA researchers investigating the role of nutrients in helping the immune system fight against major infections show that vitamin A may play an important role combating tuberculosis (TB). The UCLA ...More
    February 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria
    The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the U.S. reports in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the ...More
    February 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Develop Way to Make Old Antibiotic Work Against TB
    Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a method to synthesize modified forms of an established antibiotic called spectinomycin. The modified forms, unlike the ...More
    January 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins Study Highlights Challenges of Tuberculosis in Children
    A small study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College in India reveals high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) infection among young children, troubling rates of disseminated disease and alarming patterns of ...More
    January 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • TB Bacteria Mask Their Identity to Intrude Into Deeper Regions of Lungs
    TB-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the upper airways. The bacteria call up more permissive white blood cells in the deeper regions of the lungs and hitch a ride inside them to get into the host's body. ...More
    December 20, 2013 Posted in News
  • BCG Vaccine More Effective Than Previously Thought
    The BCG vaccine has been found to be more effective against the most common form of tuberculosis than previously thought, according to a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccine is included in the childhood vaccination programme of ...More
    December 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • Lung Lesions of TB Variable, Independent Whether Infection is Active or Latent
    The lung lesions in an individual infected with tuberculosis (TB) are surprisingly variable and independent of each other, despite whether the patient has clinically active or latent disease, according to a new animal study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...More
    December 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Natural Antibiotic Could be a Lethal Weapon in the Fight Against Tuberculosis
    A natural antibiotic could turn out to be a lethal weapon in the fight against tuberculosis. Scientists have discovered it has an unexpected dual action that dramatically reduces the probability that TB bacteria will become resistant. Technology has made it possible to ...More
    December 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • Gains in TB Control at Risk Due to 3 Million Missed Patients, Drug Resistance Challenges
    Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global Tuberculosis Report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also ...More
    October 23, 2013 Posted in News