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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...
13 Feb 2012
Click here to go to the Global Health Trials website. We would like to share an exciting development in the field of global health, which has been launched in the last six months – an innovative professional membership scheme for tracking the continued professional development of clinical research...
2 Feb 2012
Tobin DM, Roca FJ, Oh SF, McFarland R, Vickery TW, Ray JP, Ko DC, Zou Y, Bang ND, Chau TT, Vary JC, Hawn TR, Dunstan SJ, Farrar JJ, Thwaites GE, King M, Serhan CN, Ramakrishnan L. Host Genotype-Specific Therapies Can Optimize the Inflammatory Response to Mycobacterial Infections. Cell. 2012 Feb 3;...
30 Jan 2012
The 21st Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board retreat and meeting officially started in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, Janu a ry 29th with the official opening ceremony held yesterday January 30th. Below are some exciting news from the meeting courtesy of Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the...
26 Jan 2012
On November 17 and 18, a TB Clinical Trials Consultants Meeting was held at St. George’s, University of London. The meeting was organized by CDC , CPTR , INTERTB , NIH , and TB Alliance . The meeting was convened to catalog expert opinion on the conduct of Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials in...
25 Jan 2012
Reddy VM, Dubuisson T, Einck L, Wallis RS, Jakubiec W, Ladukto L, Campbell S, Nacy CA. SQ109 and PNU-100480 interact to kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] In this week’s article, we look at two drugs in our Global TB Drug Pipeline...
19 Jan 2012
Click here for brochure. Vincent V, Rigouts L, Nduwamahoro E, Holmes B, Cunningham J, Guillerm M, Nathanson CM, Moussy F, De Jong B, Portaels F, Ramsay A. The TDR Tuberculosis Strain Bank: a resource for basic science, tool development and diagnostic services. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Jan;16(1):...
17 Jan 2012
The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses the World’s most popular sport to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB). The campaign began in 2009 in South Africa and has been so successful that other countries in Africa and Asia are taking...
12 Jan 2012
Over the past couple of weeks there have been much discussion and reporting on totally drug-resistant tuberculosis (TDR-TB) based on reports of new cases in India. Here are links to coverage of TDR-TB in India, excerpt from a response by Dr. Nardell who we interviewed last year, and link to the WHO...
13 Dec 2011
Dr. Yossef Av-Gay Summary: Dr. Yossef Av-Gay , a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia, recently published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) entitled “ Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein tyrosine phosphatase (PtpA...

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