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18 Jan 2011
Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership Dr Lucica Ditiu has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership. A native of Romania, Dr Ditiu is a physician and researcher who has devoted her career to improving the lives of people living in communities heavily...
17 Jan 2011
Saunders NJ, Urmi HT, Thomson ML, Doig C, Laurenson IF, Blaxter ML. Stepwise mutation to multiple drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an otherwise stable genetic backgrounddoes not support models of high mutation in the host and emphasizes the need for maintained effective...
12 Jan 2011
Several news agencies reported on an article that appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showing an increase risk of serious side-effects for patients over 65 years old being treated for latent tuberculosis. Compared to untreated patients matched by age, patients 65 years old being...
10 Jan 2011
Ahmad Z, Peloquin CA, Singh RP, Derendorf H, Tyagi S, Ginsberg A, Grosset JH, Nuermberger EL. PA-824 exhibits time-dependent activity in a murine model of tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jan;55(1):239-45. Epub 2010 Oct 11.PMID: 20937781 [PubMed – in process] Researchers testing the...
5 Jan 2011
Dr. Anneke Hesseling is the Director of the Paediatric TB Research Program at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She has South African and US training in Medicine and Epidemiology and is the PI and co-PI on several large research projects relates to...
3 Jan 2011
New Evidence Showing Patients with TB Have an Increased Risk of Lung Cancer Yu, et al, in China conducted a population-based cohort study to better understand the relationship between tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer. Analysis of patient care data from the National Health Insurance (NHI) program...
20 Dec 2010
BioVision and the Lilly MDR ‐ TB Partnership create an award for young scientists, in conjunction with TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world The BioVision Lilly Award, in conjunction with TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, will honour outstanding scientific...
14 Dec 2010
The Wall Street Journal Health Blog reported that the FDA issued a draft guidance for the drug industry “designed to encourage companies to work in tandem to develop two or more new drugs to be used in combination to treat cancer and infectious diseases, among other illnesses.” This is exciting...
13 Dec 2010
ELIMINATING TB BY 2050: AN ACCELERATED GLOBAL RESEARCH STRATEGY PLEASE PARTICIPATE TO HELP TB RESEARCH MOVING FORWARD As a member of the large TB community, you might well be aware of the fact that research is essential for speeding up progress towards Tuberculosis (TB) elimination by 2050. We need...
8 Dec 2010
Raghuvanshi S, Sharma P, Singh S, Van Kaer L, Das G. Mycobacterium tuberculosis evades host immunity by recruiting mesenchymal stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] On the early drug discovery front, this study may provide researchers additional areas to target for...
7 Dec 2010
WHO Press Conference Yesterday, Mario Raviglione , Director of Stop TB, and Giorgio Roscigno, CEO of FIND, held a global press conference announcing the World Health Organization’s endorsement of the new rapid diagnostic test Xpert MTB/RIF. If implemented to scale in countries where tuberculosis (...
1 Dec 2010
Starting 1st December 2010, TB REACH is accepting proposals for the second wave of funding for projects that promote early and increased case detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases and ensure their timely treatment, while maintaining high cure rates within National TB Programmes. TB REACH encourages...
1 Dec 2010
New WHO Guidelines On World AIDS day, the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS and the Stop TB Department issued new guidelines showing how people with HIV can be protected from tuberculosis with regular and low-cost preventive medication. This holds great promise for people living with HIV because TB is...
29 Nov 2010
New TB/HIV Working Group Report: Priority Research Questions for TB&HIV in HIV-Prevalent and Resource-Limited Settings TB-HIV Report Nov 2010 In November 2008, the Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership , in collaboration with the WHO Stop TB and HIV/AIDS departments and the...
25 Nov 2010
The ACSM Subgroup of the Stop TB Partnership released a new guide to country-level best practices for advocacy, communications and social mobilization. > click here to download the report (.pdf – 3,800kb) From the report: ACSM Advocacy Report This document contains good practice examples of...

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