News about 'treatment'

17 Feb 2016
Tuberculosis continues to become more resistant to existing drug regimens resulting in a need for constant innovation on the part of drug researchers. In an article published by Medicalxpress.com which can be found here , researchers are reported to have found a chemical alteration that makes...
19 Feb 2015
TB Alliance announced that its compound TBA-354 has started Phase I clinical trials. This announcement is particularly exciting given that TBA-354 is the first TB drug to enter Phase I trials since 2009. TBA-354 is a next generation compound in the nitroimidazole class, which also includes...
7 Jan 2015
Researchers at the Center for Tuberculosis Research located at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have shown that heart medication, verapamil administered in combination with bedaquline lowers the toxicity of the TB drug without altering its efficacy. The paper, titled ‘ Verapamil...
23 Oct 2014
22 OCTOBER 2014 AT 12:01 a.m. EDT CONTACT Mike Frick, Treatment Action Group +1 405.388.4490 New York, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 22, 2014 —Worldwide, governments, foundations, and companies invested US$676.7 million in research to develop new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics against tuberculosis (TB) in...
20 Jul 2014
Scientists at Janssen Pharmaceutica have characterized a novel resistance mechanism to Bedaquiline (BDQ), a second line antibiotic for the treatment of MDR-TB. The research study , published in Plos One , showed that tuberculosis resisted BDQ treatment by developing a mechanism to pump the drug out...
14 Jul 2014
A new study published by Dr. Kyu Rhee ’s laboratory at the Weill Cornell Medical College details a potential mechanism driving Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ intrinsic resistance to antibiotics. Physicians and scientists have known for many years that tuberculosis is intrinsically resistant to...
27 May 2014
Dr. Iwao Ojima Dr. Iwao Ojima is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at Stony Brook University. His group recently published a paper in PLOS One entitled A Trisubstituted Benzimidazole Cell Division Inhibitor with Efficacy against...
22 Apr 2014
The drug SQ109, developed by Sequella for the treatment of tuberculosis, blocks key biochemical pathways in bacteria, fungi, and parasites. The multiple targets of SQ109 have been determined by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The researchers also created analogs of SQ109...
22 Apr 2014
TB Alliance has announced that it will conduct a landmark Phase 3 clinical trial aimed at shortening the treatment of drug sensitive and MDR-TB. The trial known as STAND (Shortening Treatments by Advancing Novel Drugs) will test the PaMZ drug regimen composed of two drug candidates not yet approved...
11 Mar 2014
Vadim Makarov et. al. Towards a new combination therapy for tuberculosis with next generation benzothiazinones . EMBO Molecular Medicine. 2014. March 1; 6(3). doi: 10.1002/emmm.201303575 A new antibiotic, labeled ‘PBTZ169’, has been shown to be effective against drug sensitive and MDR-tuberculosis...
25 Nov 2013
Source: European Medicines Agency http://www.ema.europa.eu On 21 November 2013, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended the granting of a conditional marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Deltyba for the treatment of lung infections due to multidrug-...
24 Oct 2013
Click to access report. This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional...
9 Sep 2013
By: Shashank Gupta ( sgupta33@jhmi.edu ) In a significant finding for millions of TB patients, researchers have recently shown that adjunct chemotherapy with verapamil can accelerate tuberculosis treatment in mouse model. Investigators at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that adding...
29 Jul 2013
Source: Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-26/otsuka-s-drug-resistant-tb-treatment-fails-to-win-ema-nod.html Otsuka’s Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Fails to Win EMA Nod Otsuka Holdings Co. (4578) failed to win the backing of a European Medicines Agency panel for the Delamanid medicine...
9 Jul 2013
Yesterday, the US National Public Radio posted online two insightful pieces on tuberculosis. What It Takes To Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treating The ‘Body And Soul’ In A Russian TB Prison Please check it out and pass along.

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