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6 Jun 2012
Delamanid (OPC-67683) This week, efficacy data from the recently completed Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled trial in MDR patients evaluating delamanid with background treatment compared to placebo with background treatment was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine ...
24 May 2012
For this week’s update, we highlight three recent articles that look at repurposing and optimizing drugs already on the market or looking at novel targets and drug classes for TB. Dooley KE, Mitnick C, Degroote MA, Obuku E, Belitsky V, Hamilton CD, Makhene M, Shah S, Brust JC, Durakovic N,...
30 Apr 2012
The latest news from the Stop TB Partnership. You may also download a .pdf version by clicking here . WORLD TB DAY NEWS Childhood tuberculosis neglected, despite available remedies TB often goes undiagnosed in children because they lack access to care, or because health workers don’t recognize the...
30 Apr 2012
World TB Day Congressional Briefing Tuberculosis – We Can Beat this Global Killer Wednesday, March 21, 2012 A briefing and update on tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still takes the lives of 4,000 people each day and is the number one killer of people living with HIV. Special areas...
16 Apr 2012
Dr. Gill Black Summary: Dr. Gill Black is the co-founder and Director of Health and Welfare at The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF). In this inteview, we discuss with Dr. Black one of SLF’s groundbreaking projects that uses drama to engage local communities around issues related to TB and...
10 Apr 2012
This week, we are highlighting two articles published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases in March. The first article by Coxon, et al., looks at the benefits and limitations of the two main approaches to compound discovery for TB, target-based and phenotypic-based. The second article by...
28 Mar 2012
Click here to access publication. The WGND Strategic Plan 2011-2015 is an update of the “New Drugs” section of the Global Plan to Stop TB: 2011-2015 . It describes the progress, gaps, and vision of the WGND and the TB drug development field as a whole. Since its inception, the WGND has served as a...
26 Mar 2012
The 243rd American Chemistry Society National Meeting and Exposition is being held in San Diego, California, from March 26 to March 29. There are several presentations on tuberculosis. Here are the abstracts of a few of the talks. The first item received news coverage and discusses two approved...
23 Mar 2012
Announcing the InnovateTB contest! Innovations are revolutionizing TB. Tell us your story! On World TB Day, the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Drugs (WGND) announces the InnovateTB Contest to encourage and highlight innovations to achieve zero deaths from TB in this generation. We are...
22 Mar 2012
Click here to get more info. Saturday, March 24, is officially World TB Day but there has been a stream of activities, publications, news and messages to let the world not forget about this major infectious disease killer that claims millions of lives each year. Events On March 7 and 13, the CORE...
20 Mar 2012
The audience takes in the promise of the NC--002 trial. During the “Cure All: A briefing on the status of the most promising new TB drugs research” sponsored by the Critical Path to New TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) on Monday, March 19, Dr. Mel Spigelman, CEO & President, of TB Alliance announced the...
8 Mar 2012
At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, results on the Thibela TB preventative therapy trial in South Africa gold miners was presented with mixed outcomes. On one hand, the number of cases in miners in the experimental group who screened negative for...
5 Mar 2012
U.S. Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ) Statement from RESULTS: RESULTS Mourns the Death of Rep. Donald Payne Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, issued the following statement: RESULTS is saddened to learn of the death of Representative Donald Payne, who was a...
29 Feb 2012
Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Summary: Dr. Tawanda Gumbo , an associate professor at the The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, recently published a paper in the Journal of Infectious Diseases entitled “Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis not due to noncompliance but to between-patient...
22 Feb 2012
Grzegorzewicz AE, Pham H, Gundi VA, Scherman MS, North EJ, Hess T, Jones V, Gruppo V, Born SE, Korduláková J, Chavadi SS, Morisseau C, Lenaerts AJ, Lee RE, McNeil MR, Jackson M. Inhibition of mycolic acid transport across the Mycobacterium tuberculosis plasma membrane. Nat Chem Biol. 2012 Feb 19...

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