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11 Oct 2010
This podcast was produced by MSF and originates on their website here . Mathare Slum Kids In Mathare, a poor area on the outskirts of Nairobi, MSF treats children with TB, but just diagnosing them is extremely challenging. Results of the lack of research into TB means the main diagnostic tool for...
10 Oct 2010
This post originally appeared on Science Speaks . US Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced $2.9 million to support six research projects related to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis on Monday. This investment is a component of the...
4 Oct 2010
Working Group on New TB Drugs Annual Meeting The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held on November 12, 2010 Please check this page for continuously updated information. The WGND will host our annual meeting prior to the start of the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health (The Union) in Berlin. WHEN...
30 Sep 2010
The following post, which originally appeared on Science Speaks , is by Annmarie Leadman, Director of Communications at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and Babs Verblackt, Associate Communications at TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative – TBVI. Christine Sizemore of the U.S. National Institutes...
27 Sep 2010
Dear readers, please accept our apologies for missing the past couple of Tuesday R&D posts on the latest developments and meetings taking place in the TB R&D arena. There have been several important changes afoot and we are in the process of hammering out the final details so things will be...
22 Sep 2010
Rebecca, a DOTS Worker with the Global Tuberculosis Institute at UMDNJ, talks about the types of patients she sees and about the possibility of contracting TB herself. Click here to view part one of this interview series.
16 Sep 2010
Dear Partners and Friends, Stop TB Partnership The United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG Summit) will take place next week, from 20-22 September, in New York. This is an important moment to make the case for increased and continued commitments in the...
15 Sep 2010
Rebecca, a DOTS Worker with the Global Tuberculosis Institute at UMDNJ, talks about her experience working with patients at a local shelter.
14 Sep 2010
This story originally appeared on BBC News. Click here to view . By Neil Bowdler Science reporter, BBC News A coloured micrograph of a cross-section of the tuberculosis bacteria Scientists in the UK say they have devised a new ultra-sensitive test which can diagnose the presence of the tuberculosis...
8 Sep 2010
In June of this year, the WGND interviewed a patient in New Jersey who was being treated by the DOTS program of the Global Tuberculosis Institute at UMDNJ. While his point-of-view is by no means universal, it provides an oft-overlooked window into tuberculosis in the United States. USA TB Patient...
6 Sep 2010
The following is a guest posting from Joanna Breitstein of the TB Alliance, reporting from the Open Forum 4 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Open Forum 4 While there were few new TB treatment prospects a few years ago, today there are 10 drugs in the global development pipeline. Noting the sea of change,...
2 Sep 2010
This is part three of our interview, which was recorded on June 9, 2010 at the Global Tuberculosis Institute in Newark, NJ. > click here to view part one . >click here to view part two Dr. Lee Reichman Lee B. Reichman, MD, MPH, is the Founding Executive Director of the New Jersey Medical...
25 Aug 2010
This is part two of our interview, which was recorded on June 9, 2010 at the Global Tuberculosis Institute in Newark, NJ. > click here to view part one . Dr. Lee Reichman Lee B. Reichman, MD, MPH, is the Founding Executive Director of the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute,...
24 Aug 2010
A distinct whole-blood 86-gene transcriptional signature of active TB (Figure 2 in the paper) Last week, a paper was published in Nature by Matthew Berry, Christine Graham et al. which received a fair amount of notice. The authors presented data identifying a probable TB gene signature in people...
19 Aug 2010
This story originally appeared on Reuters here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67H3OH20100818 A patient who tested positive for extreme drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) awaits treatment at a rural hospital at Tugela Ferry in South Africa's impoverished KwaZulu Natal province, in this...

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