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  • LSTM Reports on a New Way of Screening Potential TB Treatments
    Scientists from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)'s Research Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics (RCDD) have described in a paper published today in Scientific Reports, a new way of screening potential treatments for tuberculosis (TB) which may assist in the ...More
    8 hours ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Ethics Guidance to Protect the Rights of TB Patients
    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. TB, the world’s top ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Global Rise of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Threatens to Derail Decades of Progress
    The rise of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in controlling the disease, according to a new report in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine published on World TB Day (March 24). Although a ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • TB/HIV Co-infections Up 40 Percent Across Europe Over the Last Five Years
    New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3 ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Old Target, New Mechanism for Overcoming Tuberculosis Resistance
    In strains of tuberculosis that have developed drug resistance mutations, researchers have identified a secondary pathway that can be activated to reinstate drug sensitivity. The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a serious threat to humans, with approximately ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Potential Drug Identified in Fight Against TB
    Antibacterial compounds found in soil could spell the beginnings of a new treatment for tuberculosis, new research led by the University of Sydney has found. Believed by many to be a relic of past centuries, tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths than any other infectious ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Confirms Key Therapeutic Advance for Children Living With HIV and Tuberculosis
    The non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released results of a study in South Africa that will make it easier for healthcare workers to treat children living with HIV who are co-infected with tuberculosis (TB). ...More
    February 14, 2017 Posted in News
  • A 'Release and Kill' Strategy May Aid Treatment of Tuberculosis
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been called "the perfect pathogen." These bacteria hijack human macrophages, persist inside the cells to evade immune destruction, and then prevent the macrophage from undergoing programmed cell death. This provides a niche where they grow in ...More
    February 8, 2017 Posted in News
  • Researchers Use Tiny 3-D Spheres to Combat Tuberculosis
    Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory. The team, which includes infection researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians in Southampton and University College London, have used an electrostatic ...More
    February 7, 2017 Posted in News
  • Atomic-Scale View of Bacterial Proteins Offers Path to New TB Drugs
    With the first detailed analysis of a cellular component from a close relative of the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, Rockefeller scientists are suggesting strategies for new drugs to curb this growing health problem. Each year, nearly half a million people around the ...More
    February 3, 2017 Posted in News
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