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  • Tuberculosis Bacteria Co-Opt Body's Defenses to Gain Foothold
    Tuberculosis bacteria can commandeer the body's defenses in the early stages of infection and redirect them for their own offensive strategies, according to results reported today in the scientific journal Cell.The dense granulomas characteristic of TB were originally ...More
    January 9, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Global Health Should be Key Component of U.S. Foreign Policy
    The U.S. should significantly intensify its commitment to global health in the next four years by increasing funding and placing greater importance on health when setting overall U.S. foreign policy, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine written to inform the ...More
    December 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Experimental TB Drug Explodes Bacteria from the Inside Out
    An international team of biochemists has discovered how an experimental drug unleashes its destructive force inside the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). The finding could help scientists develop ways to treat dormant TB infections, and suggests a strategy for drug ...More
    December 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Report Shows Growing Industry Effort on “Most Neglected” Diseases
    The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) has published a new edition of its Status Report on Pharmaceutical Industry R&D for Diseases of the Developing World. The new report shows that the number of medicine and vaccine ...More
    November 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Declining Number of Cases of XDR-TB
    CHICAGO – A new report suggests that the number of cases of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the U.S. has declined in the past 15 years, but new cases continue to be reported, according to the study published in the Nov. 12 issue of JAMA. The ...More
    November 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • XDR-TB: Deadlier and More Mysterious Than Ever
    New research has found that XDR-TB is increasingly common and more deadly than previously known. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a growing public health threat that is only just beginning to be understood by medical and public health officials. Patients ...More
    November 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Persistent Bacterial Infection Exploits Killing Machinery of Immune Cells
    A new study reveals an important and newly discovered pathway used by disease-causing bacteria to evade the host immune system and survive and grow within the very cells meant to destroy them. This discovery may lead to new treatments and vaccines for tuberculosis (TB) and ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Report Finds Rising Risk of Infectious Diseases in U.S.
    WASHINGTON – The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a new report today, “Germs Go Global: Why Emerging Infectious Diseases Are a Threat to America,” which finds that at least 170,000 Americans die annually from newly emerging and re-emerging ...More
    October 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Shed Light on Immune System Suppression
    New work reported in the Oct. 16 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe.from researchers at the Scripps Institute Work could aid development of new treatments for infectious diseases such as HIV, measles and tuberculosis. The study described the suppression of this ...More
    October 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Research Identifies Promising Vaccine Against TB
    ST. LOUIS -- Researchers are one step closer to finding a vaccine that better protects against tuberculosis. An investigational vaccine for TB tested at Saint Louis University appears likely to offer significantly better protection against the potentially fatal disease than ...More
    October 20, 2008 Posted in News