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  • New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster
    The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a University College London (UCL)-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Points to Elderly as a Growing Contributor to Tuberculosis in China
    A major contributor to the number of tuberculosis infections and cases in China will likely be the elderly over the next few decades, requiring a refocus in efforts to control a disease affecting millions of people in the country, according to preliminary new research ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Fighting Tuberculosis Using the Body's Natural Antimicrobial Processes
    A new approach to combatting tuberculosis would take advantage of a complex, natural process called autophagy that the human body uses to recycle nutrients, remove damaged cell components, eliminate invading bacteria, and respond to inflammation. In addition to its ...More
    April 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIH, South African Medical Research Council Award $8 Million in HIV, TB Grants
    The National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are awarding 31 grants to U.S. and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers. The awards, which total $8 ...More
    April 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Turning to Freshwater Sources to Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Other Infections
    The discovery of antibiotics produced by soil fungi and bacteria gave the world life-saving medicine. But new antimicrobials from this resource have become scarce as the threat of drug resistance grows. Now, scientists have started mining lakes and rivers for potential ...More
    April 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mummified Bodies Reveal How Tuberculosis Ravaged the Heart of 18th Century Europe
    Bodies found in a 200-year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team led by the University of Warwick. A new study published in Nature Communications details how samples taken from ...More
    April 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Case Western Reserve to Lead International Research on People Resistant to TB Infection
    After discovering a unique group of people resistant to tuberculosis (TB) infection, Case Western Reserve researchers are leading an international team dedicated to understanding exactly how they fight off a disease that claims 1.5 million lives each year. The team’s ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    March 26, 2015 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
    March 24, 2015 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
    March 24, 2015 Posted in News