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25 May 2011
Operation ASHA is an NGO based out of New Delhi, India and Chicago, USA Summary: Shelly Batra is a renowned gyn & obs surgeon in New Delhi. She has a deep desire to serve the community. She has worked pro-bono for dissemination of medical information with many television stations and newspapers...
24 May 2011
Please take a minute and help us choose a new logo for the Stop TB Partnership’s Working Group on New Drugs (WGND). Since our inception in 2001, the WGND has evolved and expanded greatly. Through our membership and activities, we have been able to contribute to the critical collaborations and...
24 May 2011
The MTBVAC01 vaccine candidate, developed to protect people against tuberculosis, will start Phase I clinical trials early in 2012. This was announced by the Spanish biopharmaceutical company Biofabri . The candidate was developed by the University of Zaragoza , Spain and is part of the...
23 May 2011
Henao-Tamayo M, Irwin SM, Shang S, Ordway D, Orme IM. T lymphocyte surface expression of exhaustion markers as biomarkers of the efficacy of chemotherapy for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2011 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print] In this week’s article, potential cellular biomarkers are explored in...
18 May 2011
Notice from the Stop TB Partnership: We are writing to encourage you to sign the Call to Action on Childhood TB. The call was an outcome of an international meeting organized jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stop TB Partnership’s Childhood TB Subgroup...
16 May 2011
Dr. Edward Nardell, Partners in Health Summary: This week, we feature an interview with Dr. Edward Nardell who is a pulmonologist with a special interest in tuberculosis; trained in pulmonary medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with additional research training at Boston University School of...
11 May 2011
Dr. Mark Cotton is Director of Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (KID-CRU) at University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. Pediatric TB has emerged as a broad priority only in more recent years, though the University of Stellenbosch / Tygerberg Hospital team has been...
10 May 2011
Dr. Bernard Fourie Summary: The WGND had the opportunity to interview Dr. Bernard Fourie who is head of Medicine in Need-South Africa (MEND-SA). In addition, Dr. Fourie is an Extraordinary Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In the interview, we discuss...
5 May 2011
Dr. Peter Andersen, the Vice President of Vaccine Research and Development at Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and TBVI partner, has been awarded the prestigious Novo Nordisk prize for his work in TB vaccine development. The WGND interviewed Dr. Andersen for our TB R&D Weekly Update on March 8...
3 May 2011
The first detailed study of the private tuberculosis (TB) drug market, published on May 4 th , in the PLoS ONE journal, finds that the market is surprisingly large, and has irregular practices that could be driving treatment failures and contributing to the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-...
2 May 2011
Photos of Lalita Ramakrishnan, Paul Edelstein, and Christine Cosma Summary: The WGND had the opportunity to interview three researchers (Lalita Ramakrishnan, Paul Edelstein, and Christine Cosma) involved in the groundbreaking research on the role of efflux pumps in contributing to drug tolerance...
28 Apr 2011
The Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization are announcing a call for applications for members to serve on the Global GLC . Deadline for submission of applications is 16 May 2011. A Global GLC Committee (the “gGLC”) is being established that will be 1) a sub-group of the MDR-TB...
27 Apr 2011
Dr. Mark Cotton is Director of Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (KID-CRU) at University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. Pediatric TB has emerged as a broad priority only in more recent years, though the University of Stellenbosch / Tygerberg Hospital team has been...
25 Apr 2011
Paul Elkington, Takayuki Shiomi, Ronan Breen, Robert K. Nuttall, Cesar Augusto Ugarte-Gil, Naomi F. Walker, Luísa Saraiva, Bernadette Pedersen, Francesco Mauri, Marc Lipman, Dylan R. Edwards, Brian D. Robertson, Jeanine D’Armiento and Jon S. Friedland. MMP-1 drives immunopathology in human...
20 Apr 2011
Stop TB Partnership This is the April 2011 edition of Stop TB News, which is distributed by email by the Stop TB Partnership . TOP LINE NEWS African health ministers take Washington by storm The health ministers of Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland joined the Stop TB Partnership in Washington DC...

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