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TB shot found promising in animal tests


September 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A tuberculosis (TB) shot developed by researchers has proved both potent and safe in animal studies.TB kills an estimated 1.7 million people every year globally, according ... Read more...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on drugs, vaccine research


March 24th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on investing in drugs and vaccines for diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the billionaire philanthropist said here on ... Read more...

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BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... 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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Scientists enhance efficacy of TB vaccine


February 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.The work was done by Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University.The new vaccine affords - ... Read more...

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New tuberculosis (TB) Vaccine could be ready by 2020


July 19th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSThe current tools are not enough to control tuberculosis epidemic. The 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Control Report says that the incidence of TB per capita ... 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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New vaccine could prevent TB in patients with HIV infection


January 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Disclosing results of a clinical trial, researchers at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) have shown that a new vaccine against tuberculosis, Mycobacterium vaccae (MV), is effective in preventing tuberculosis ... Read more...

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WHO says TB vaccine too risky for HIV-infected infants


July 1st, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, July 1 (ANI): HIV-infected infants are at risk of contracting a deadly form of tuberculosis from the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, instead of receiving protection against the disease, according to research ... Read more...

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Scientists probe how to best use standard TB vaccine


June 14th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Saint Louis University's Centre for Vaccine Development are trying to figure out whether the "standard" tuberculosis vaccine used in foreign countries offers ... Read more...

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New TB vaccine found safe in Phase I trial


April 8th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A leading new tuberculosis vaccine, called MVA85A, has been found to be safe in its Phase I trial.Lead researcher Dr. Helen McShane, reader in vaccinology and Wellcome ... Read more...

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Canadas first TB vaccine set to go under clinical trial


March 20th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at McMaster University have fully designed, manufactured and tested Canada''s first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, which is all set to go under clinical ... Read more...

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Safer, more potent TB shot for HIV-positive developed


October 24th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) A new TB vaccine developed for HIV-positive people has been found to be safer and more potent than the current shots in pre-clinical trials."AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics are ... Read more...

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Now, a safer, more effective TB vaccine for HIV-positive people


October 24th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Scientists at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed a new vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), which they claim is safer and more effective for HIV-positive people.The ... Read more...

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New vaccine holds promise in protecting against TB


October 20th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Researchers at Saint Louis University are one step closer to developing a vaccine that provides better protection against tuberculosis.The investigational vaccine for TB tested at the ... Read more...

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Researchers make groundbreaking TB vaccine breakthrough


October 8th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Groundbreaking research by Welsh scientists is being used to develop a more effective vaccine against TB.A team of researchers at Aberystwyth University has discovered a protein, which ... Read more...

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New TB vaccine enters clinical trial in Germany


September 12th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A promising live vaccine against tuberculosis has begun safety testing on volunteers in the first phase of clinical trials in Neuss, Germany.The vaccine called VPM1002 has proved ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation to back malaria, TB vaccine research in India


July 2nd, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July I (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates has responded positively to Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss' request to support research programme in India seeking to expeditiously develop vaccines for ... Read more...

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TB vaccine is better inhaled


March 13th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 13 (IANS) An aerosol version of the common TB vaccine offers enhanced protection against the disease than a comparable dose of the injected vaccine, a new study has found. The ... Read more...

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