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Tuberculosis bacteria hide in low oxygen niches of bone marrow stem cells Tuberculosis bacteria hide in low oxygen niches of bone marrow stem cells
A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells.
2015/6/27
Multidrug-resistant TB appears less transmissible in households than drug-susceptible TB Multidrug-resistant TB appears less transmissible in households than drug-susceptible TB
Some strains of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) may have a lower fitness (be less capable of spreading) than drug-susceptible tuberculosis bacteria, according to a new study.
2015/6/27
Structural and functional features of enzymes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis peptidoglycan biosynthesis as targets for drug development Structural and functional features of enzymes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis peptidoglycan biosynthesis as targets for drug development
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is encapsulated by a thick and robust cell wall.The segment of the cell wall is comprised of peptidoglycan, a layer that is required for survival and growth of the pathogen.
2015/6/27
Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
Fixed-dose drug combinations (FDCs) which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India -- despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations -- according to new research.
2015/6/27
CDC consolidates global TB activities in new global health branch CDC consolidates global TB activities in new global health branch
In an effort to increase coordination and collaboration on tuberculosis activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maximize the CDC’s impact on global TB efforts, the agency is consolidating TB and HIV activities under a revamped program in the CDC’s Center for ...
2015/6/27
The Race for Faster Tuberculosis Tests The Race for Faster Tuberculosis Tests
As U.S. health officials treat an Indian woman who entered the country with drug-resistant tuberculosis, scientists are trying to develop faster and more accurate ways to diagnose the infectious disease.
2015/6/20
New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type1 Diabetes New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type1 Diabetes
Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.
2015/6/20
Mefloquine and Its Enantiomers Are Active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis In Vitro and in Macrophages Mefloquine and Its Enantiomers Are Active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis In Vitro and in Macrophages
As the number of multidrug resistant tuberculosis cases are increasing, researchers investigated the effect of Mefloquine and two enantiomers,( )Erythro-mefloquine and ( )Threo-mefloquine against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.TB) strains in the environment resembling the aspects of the granuloma environment and in macrophages.
2015/6/20
Roots of prevalent strain of tuberculosis traced to Han Chinese migration 30,000 years ago Roots of prevalent strain of tuberculosis traced to Han Chinese migration 30,000 years ago
The Beijing family is the most successful genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, being responsible for a quarter of the world's tuberculosis epidemic, and now a team of researchers from Fudan University, Shanghai, believe they have tracked its origins, which will give them a better understanding on ...
2015/6/20
Infants and babies tested for tuberculosis after Queensland hospital tests positive Infants and babies tested for tuberculosis after Queensland hospital tests positive
There are fears infants and newborn babies who were treated in a Queensland hospital could be infected with tuberculosis after a hospital health worker was diagnosed with the infectious disease.
2015/6/20
New hope in the fight against tuberculosis New hope in the fight against tuberculosis
Scientists have discovered a new target for the fight against multi-resistant mycobacteria, from a rejuvenated antibiotic series.
2015/6/12
Immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection, study shows Immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection, study shows
A study has identified how an immunity enzyme called cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS), involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
2015/6/12
How the tuberculosis bacterium tricks the immune system How the tuberculosis bacterium tricks the immune system
Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and it affects over 12 million people globally.
2015/6/12
Maryland Treats Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis : Were Other People Exposed? Maryland Treats Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis : Were Other People Exposed?
A woman diagnosed with a severe type of tuberculosis (TB) is currently being treated in Maryland.
2015/6/12
Infertility in Himachal Pradesh Due to Incidence of Uterus and Fallopian Tubes TB Infertility in Himachal Pradesh Due to Incidence of Uterus and Fallopian Tubes TB
Residents of Himachal Pradesh, India, have a high incidence of uterus and fallopian tubes tuberculosis, which may be the reason for infertility. The problem of inadequate sperm production in males is also common in the hilly state.
2015/6/12
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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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