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Tuberculosis enzyme responsible for lung destruction identified


April 26th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), a finding that could lead to new treatments.The new research shows that in ... Read more...

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Scientists find promising new TB vaccine candidate


March 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising candidate for a new vaccine.The protein could also be ... Read more...

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New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB


January 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in ... Read more...

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Why TB Matters to Women’s Health?


August 17th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Masimba Biriwasha - CNSTUBERCULOSIS (TB) has a major impact on women's sexual reproductive health and that of their children. For pregnant women living in areas with high TB infection rates, there are ... Read more...

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Should tuberculosis (TB)-preventive therapy (IPT) be given to all?


August 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSA raging issue on the first day of XVIII International AIDS Conference was whether Isoniazid (INH) Preventive Therapy (IPT) be given to all –regardless whether people have TB ... Read more...

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A childhood free from tuberculosis (TB)


July 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSTuberculosis (TB) is a major killer of children in poor countries. Over 250,000 children develop TB and every one minute two children die of TB worldwide. It has ... Read more...

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Symposium shows progress in TB vaccines


June 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
By Babs Verblackt -- CNSZaragoza, Spain: Steady progress is made in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), researchers showed at a symposium in Spain. Several vaccine candidates are ... Read more...

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Study shows experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental drug that boosts production of the immune system protein interferon worsens tuberculosis (TB) in mice.The drug ... Read more...

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New, simpler optical method to diagnose TB


October 9th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): American researchers have demonstrated a new optical technique to detect TB bacteria in fluids.The method developed by a team of scientists at the Colorado State University (CSU) uses ... Read more...

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Autopsy reveals ancient Egyptian mummy died of TB


September 30th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 30 (ANI): An autopsy that started in 1825 has finally reached a conclusion, determining that the cause of the death of an ancient Egyptian mummy was tuberculosis.The mummy, of a ... Read more...

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Why HIV patients are more vulnerable to TB infection


July 1st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Ending one of the biggest mysteries, Harvard scientists have found out why HIV patients are more susceptible to tuberculosis (TB) infection.In their study paper, a team of researchers ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet lights fends off TB infection in hospital wards


March 17th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The simple expedient of using ultraviolet or UV lights while having the fan on potentially cuts down the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals. TB transmission in overcrowded healthcare facilities ... Read more...

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Experimental drug shows promise against latent TB bacteria


November 28th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined how a promising drug candidate attacks the ... Read more...

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Gene that may make humans more vulnerable to tuberculosis identified


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new gene, named Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8), has been identified to play a major role in human susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to a new study.Pulmonary ... Read more...

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India working on herbal cure for AIDS: Kalam


September 8th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Indian and Japanese scientists are working on developing herbal and Ayurvedic formulations to treat the dreaded HIV/AIDS, former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said here Monday.“Indian and ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that predisposes people to tuberculosis identified


March 28th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A genetic variant that predisposes people to developing a lethal form of tuberculosis (TB), tuberculous meningitis, if they are infected with a strain of TB known as ... Read more...

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Researchers develop new test for quicker, easier TB diagnosis


March 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): A research team, led by an Indian researcher at Imperial College London has developed a new blood test that can detect tuberculosis (TB) infection within few days rather than ... Read more...

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