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  • Collection of TB-Focused Articles is Offered
    In recognition of World TB Day 2016, BMC Medicine and BMC Infectious Diseases have launched an article collection in collaboration with the UCL-TB Center and the LSHTM TB Centre, guest edited by Ibrahim Abubakar, Helen Fletcher, Marc Lipman and Tim McHugh. The collection ...More
    March 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • Clogged-up Immune Cells Help Explain Smoking Risk for TB
    Smoking increases an individual's risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) - and makes the infection worse - because it causes vital immune cells to become clogged up, slowing their movement and impeding their ability to fight infection, according to new research published in ...More
    March 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • A New Method of Viewing TB Bacteria
    Although tuberculosis (TB) is commonly thought of as being a disease that mainly affects nineteenth century poets and Victor Hugo characters, it is still the second-most common cause of mortality from an infectious disease in the world, killing nearly three people every ...More
    March 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Calls on Countries to Unite to End Tuberculosis
    On World TB Day, observed on March 24, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis." The call comes as we enter the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 is a target ...More
    March 24, 2016 Posted in News
  • Proactively Treating HIV Patients at Risk for TB with Multidrug TB Therapy Doesn't Save More Lives
    In what investigators say is a surprise finding, results of a new study appear to strongly affirm the effectiveness of prescribing the anti-tuberculosis drug isoniazid alone — in place of the standard four-drug regimen — to prevent TB and reduce death in people ...More
    March 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • HIV Patients in Africa with a Specific Genetic Variant Have Much Lower Rate of TB
    In the first known discovery of its kind, a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team has found that HIV patients in Africa with a certain genetic variant have a 63-percent lower chance of developing tuberculosis than HIV patients without the genetic ...More
    March 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Accelerating Progress on HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Hepatitis and Neglected Tropical Diseases
    In their 2015 declaration “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” World Health Organization (WHO) member states pledged to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases by 2030, and to combat ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Theorem Helps Reveal the Secrets of Tuberculosis
    A new methodology developed by researchers at Rice and Rutgers universities could help scientists understand how and why a biochemical network doesn't always perform as expected. To test the approach, they analyzed the stress response of bacteria that cause tuberculosis and ...More
    February 22, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Understanding of TB Could Lead to Personalized Treatments
    A team from Trinity College Dublin and St. James's Hospital have made a breakthrough in terms of how our immune system responds to tuberculosis (TB), which opens up the possibility to design more effective vaccines and personalized therapies. Dr. Clíona Ní ...More
    February 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Most Commonly Used TB Test Fails to Accurately Diagnose Pregnant, HIV-Positive Women
    New research finds that the most commonly used test for tuberculosis fails to accurately diagnose TB in up to 50 percent of pregnant women who are HIV positive. The research published early online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and ...More
    January 25, 2016 Posted in News