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19 Jul 2010
Fourth Annual New England TB Symposium On Friday, July 16 th , the fourth annual New England TB Symposium took place at the Broad Institute, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The symposium was in collaboration with the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program: 45 th Tuberculosis and Leprosy...
14 Jul 2010
Connecting the DOTS: Unprecedented Approach to Ensure Compliance This is the fourth in our series “The Sanatorium Files.” Throughout this series we’ve taken an in-depth look at how tuberculosis has been diagnosed and treated with folk cures and sanatorium stays throughout history, and the...
12 Jul 2010
Genotype MTBDRplus assay kit Last week we highlighted the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for diagnostic testing . This week, we will briefly describe the GenoType® MTBDR plus assay . The GenoType® MTBDR plus assay uses PCR to amplify biotin-labeled amplicons (single-stranded DNA sequences) of M. tb from...
11 Jul 2010
This story was published on NDTV.com http://origin-netmg.ndtv.com/article/india/the-outcasts-of-tb-tuberculosis-36625 It may be curable but Tuberculosis (TB) remains a stigma in our country especially for women. Over a lakh Indian women are thrown out of their homes each year because they have TB...
8 Jul 2010
This post originally appeared on Voices of America news.com http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/health/Dual-Infections-Of-TB-And-AIDS-Make-Each-Harder-To-Treat-97817769.html TB patient in Lesotho Tuberculosis infects nearly ten million people each year and kills nearly two million. It is primarily...
7 Jul 2010
Rest and Fresh Air: The Sanatorium Movement This is the third installment in our series “The Sanatorium Files.” Photo of patients 'resting' at a sanatorium Without the scientific understanding needed to develop effective therapeutics to fight tuberculosis in its many forms, doctors, patients,...
6 Jul 2010
Cepheid® MTB/RIF Assay cartridge In our latest ‘Sanatorium Files’ post ‘Diagnosis Dilemma’ , we commented on the current advances in TB diagnostics. We’re following up on this theme for the next couple of posts to share the scientific data supporting some of the most promising of these new...
6 Jul 2010
TB Alliance and DNDi Enter into a Unique Collaboration New Potential TB Drugs to be Investigated Against Multiple Neglected Diseases A Unique Collaboration: TB Alliance and DND i Enter Cross-Disease License Agreement to Speed Development of Novel Therapies New York, United States and Geneva,...
5 Jul 2010
This post originally appeared on the Stop TB Partnership website: http://www.stoptb.org/news/stories/2010/ns10_043.asp FIFA World Cup 2010 6 July 2010 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Tuberculosis is on the agenda at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 – an official event of the 2010 FIFA World Cup...
5 Jul 2010
From the TBVI website: http://www.tbvi.eu/news-agenda/tbvi-news/news-message/tbvi-annual-report-2009-released.html TBVI 2009 Annual Report TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI), a foundation that aims to develop new vaccines for tuberculosis, today released its annual report 2009 . In 2009 TBVI...
1 Jul 2010
Published by the WHO here: http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section10/Section2097/Section2106_10681.htm An online mini-series on TB and children is viewable here: http://stoptb.citizen-news.org/2010/07/online-discussion-mini-series-tb-and.html Over 250,000 children develop TB and 100,000 children will...
1 Jul 2010
Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation Announces Appointment of Accomplished Pharmaceutical Executive as President and CEO James E. Connolly Committed to Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines to Prevent Tuberculosis Rockville, Maryland, July 1, 2010 — The Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation today...
30 Jun 2010
The Diagnosis Dilemma: How Could They Treat It If They Didn’t Know What It Was? Until the discovery of the antibiotic streptomycin in 1944, sufferers of tuberculosis and their physicians throughout recorded history did not know that the diverse collection of maladies and symptoms they fought were...
29 Jun 2010
This article originally appeared in the American Journal of Nursing here: http://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2010/07000/The_War_on_Tuberculosis.14.aspx Haile Meskel emerges from his Newark, New Jersey, row house and slips into the passenger seat of a shiny, late-model sedan, where a woman...
28 Jun 2010
A biochip assay- an example of a diagnostic test based on disease biomarkers By far, one of the greatest needs in TB R&D is the identification of biomarkers. The value of biomarkers cannot be overemphasized. Briefly, we will highlight what biomarkers are, how they are used, and describe their...

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