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17 Feb 2010
Can Vitamin-D from sunshine help TB treatment?(photo: Jon Sullivan, courtesy of Public Domain Photos) One of the characteristics making M. tuberculosis such an insidious killer is its uncanny ability to thwart many of our best defenses. Whether through hiding itself in our lungs for years or...
15 Feb 2010
Welcome to the weekly TB R&D news highlights series! The goal of the WGND blog as highlighted during our launch is to stimulate global conversation pertaining to TB research and development. In order to further discussion, every Tuesday we will attempt to highlight selected stories in TB drug...
14 Feb 2010
Last week, a story in the NY Times explored the emerging threat of drug-resistant TB spreading in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake in Haiti . On Sunday, Feb 14, the NY Times published in a letter to editor from Dr. Lee Reichman, MD, MPH (Professor and Executive Director, UMDNJ-New Jersey...
11 Feb 2010
photo: David Rochkind On my third day in Mumbai I met Rehmat Shekh, a 28 year old woman who is HIV postive and battling TB for the first time in her life. When I walked into her home, a small 8×10 foot room that she shares with 3 family members, she was on the floor, her gaunt frame covered by a...
10 Feb 2010
Dr. Mario Raviglione Never before in the recent history of tuberculosis research have we been so close to seeing the arrival of new drug breakthroughs that could help reshape the course of TB care and control in a direct and positive way. WHO is fully supportive of the impressive efforts and...
9 Feb 2010
Dr. Marcos Espinal The theme for World TB Day 2010 is innovation. This year’s campaign will focus on individuals around the world who have found new ways to stop TB and can serve as an inspiration to others. The idea is to recognize people who have introduced a variety of innovations in a variety...
4 Feb 2010
Susan Dorman Susan Dorman serves on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in TB Research is also the Medical Director of the Baltimore City TB Clinic. This interview was filmed at JHU on November 13, 2009.
4 Feb 2010
Sommervil Webert, 24, is a tuberculosis patient in the makeshift clinic in Port-au-Prince. (photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times) Even before the recent earthquake shook large portions of Haiti to rubble, the country already had the highest tuberculosis rate in the Americas (roughly 30,000 new...
4 Feb 2010
Editor’s Note: This posting originally appeared on the TB Alliance website . Deborah Mushamba of University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Zambia The TB community voice is essential to stopping the epidemic. Here, a health worker, activist, and TB Alliance Community Engagement coordinator talks about...
4 Feb 2010
Welcome, and happy Monday! The Working Group for New Drugs of the Stop TB Partnership has some good news to share – starting today, we have launched a new blog. As you well know, there are armies of people hard at work to make a difference in the war on TB, and lots of encouraging developments in...
16 Nov 2008
This post originally appeared on CNN.com By Patrice Poltzer for CNN A mother comforts her young son who is suffering from TB meningitis. Photo: James Nachtwey LONDON, England — Many people think of tuberculosis as being a disease from the past. The truth is far from it: Tuberculosis is mutating...

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