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Developing countries hit with high price for important new tuberculosis drug Developing countries hit with high price for important new tuberculosis drug
International medical humanitarian organisationMédecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has expressed great concern at the high price announced for the new tuberculosis (TB) drug delamanid.
2016/3/6
New theorem helps reveal tuberculosis' secret New theorem helps reveal tuberculosis' secret
Upon infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli (labeled in red), macrophages (nuclei stained blue) accumulate lipid droplets (green).
2016/3/6
Blood test could transform tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment in developing countries Blood test could transform tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment in developing countries
A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control a disease that kills 1.5 million people every year.
2016/3/6
Slight change to antibacterial drug may improve TB treatments Slight change to antibacterial drug may improve TB treatments
Researchers with Vanderbilt University have discovered that one small chemical change to an existing antibacterial drug results in a compound that is more effective against its target enzyme in tuberculosis.
2016/3/6
US tuberculosis cases drop almost 20 percent among foreign-born entrants from 2007-2011 US tuberculosis cases drop almost 20 percent among foreign-born entrants from 2007-2011
The reasons behind a 19% drop in US tuberculosis (TB) cases among foreign-born people between 2007-2011 vary depending on the person's country of origin and when they entered the U.S., according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
2016/3/6
Leading bugs to the death chamber: A kinder face of cholesterol Leading bugs to the death chamber: A kinder face of cholesterol
Cells of our immune system kill pathogens by enclosing them in a compartment called the phagosome.
2016/3/6
Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity
It is the disappearance of a glycolipid from the bacterial cell envelope during evolution that may have considerably increased the virulence of tuberculosis bacilli in humans.
2016/3/5
Vital Strategies" will accelerate action on pressing global health issues Vital Strategies" will accelerate action on pressing global health issues
Vital Strategies was launched on 27th of January, with a mission of reducing disease and premature death and helping to deliver a world where every person has the protection of a strong public health system.
2016/3/5
Most commonly used TB test fails to accurately diagnose pregnant HIV positive women 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 .
2016/3/5
Better healthcare could reduce crippling personal costs of tuberculosis care in China Better healthcare could reduce crippling personal costs of tuberculosis care in China
Improved universal healthcare is urgently needed to lower catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) for low-income tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, according to a study published in the open access journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty.
2016/3/5
Scientists take steps to make weak TB drugs strong again Scientists take steps to make weak TB drugs strong again
Biophysicists have discovered why the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) are naturally somewhat resistant to antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones.
2016/1/26
Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis
A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in developing countries, according to a feasibility study published in the journal Tuberculosis.
2016/1/26
Genetically modified cows may help combat bovine tuberculosis Genetically modified cows may help combat bovine tuberculosis
Researchers have used a technique called transgenic somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate cattle whose cells express a gene that confers resistance to the bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis.
2016/1/26
Innate immune defenses triggered by unsuspected mechanism Innate immune defenses triggered by unsuspected mechanism
To the amazement of researchers in immunology and genetics, a previously unsuspected mechanism is activated in the presence of pathogens after only a few hours.
2016/1/26
Malaysian scientists join forces with Harvard experts to help revolutionize lung disease treatment Malaysian scientists join forces with Harvard experts to help revolutionize lung disease treatment
Malaysian scientists are joining forces with Harvard University experts to help revolutionize the treatment of lung diseases -- the delivery of nanomedicine deep into places otherwise impossible to reach.
2016/1/26
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Did you know that Aboalis Avicenne (980-1037)

was the first doctor who described three stages

for tuberculosis.  In his book

Canin  de La Medicine he named them as :

*.Stade de preinflammatoire

*.Stade de ulcere rongeant

*.Stade de Caverne


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