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3 Aug 2011
Click here for full report The United Nations (UN) released a report on July 12 on the progress made thus far on the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs include: end poverty and hunger, universal education, gender equality, child health, maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS,...
1 Aug 2011
Silva RF, Mendonc SCM, Carvalho LM, Reis AM, Gordo I, Trindade S, Dionisio F. Pervasive Sign Epistasis between Conjugative Plasmids and Drug-Resistance Chromosomal Mutations. PLoS Genetics. 2011 July;7(7):1-10. This week we have an article by researchers from Portugal that suggests that in the case...
26 Jul 2011
Recent articles from around the globe related to governments addressing problems with providing treatment services to those with tuberculosis: A Day in the Life of a TB Worker When Farhad Jameel, case manager at Gwinnett County’s tuberculosis control clinic, arrives at work each morning, he...
25 Jul 2011
Vilchèze C, Baughn AD, Tufariello J, Leung LW, Kuo M, Basler CF, Alland D, Sacchettini JC, Freundlich JS, Jacobs WR Jr. Novel Inhibitors of InhA Efficiently Kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Aug;55(8):3889-98. Epub 2011 May 31...
20 Jul 2011
Mike Mandelbaum is Chief Executive of TB Alert, which is the UK’s National and International Tuberculosis charity – the only British charity working solely on fighting TB in the UK and overseas. TB Alert is a young charity, registered in late 1998 and launched at the Houses of Parliament on World...
18 Jul 2011
BiBianco MV , Blanco FC, Imperiale B, Forrellad MA , Rocha RV, Klepp LI , Cataldi AA , Morcillo N, Bigi F. Role of P27 -P55 operon from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the resistance to toxic compounds. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2011 Jul 16; 11:195. [Epub ahead of print] This week, we present an...
13 Jul 2011
Click here for full report A report entitled “An Evaluation of Drug-resistant TB Treatment Scale-up” was issued by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Partners in Health (PIH), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) on 7 July, 2011 and looks at the factors contributing to the slow progress of efforts to...
11 Jul 2011
Diacon AH, Dawson R, Hanekom M, Narunsky K, Venter A, Hittel N, Geiter LJ, Wells CD, Paccaly AJ, Donald PR. Early bactericidal activity of delamanid (OPC-67683) in smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis . 2011 Jul; 15 ( 7 ):949-54. This week, we review a recent...
6 Jul 2011
In the July 7 issue of the New England Journal, two articles and an editorial on latent TB and TB prevention are included: Articles Martinson NA, et al “New regimens to prevent tuberculosis in adults with HIV infection” N Engl J Med 2011; 365: 11-20. Madhi SA, et al “Primary isoniazid prophylaxis...
27 Jun 2011
A Dowsett, Health Protection Agency/Science Photo Library Vento S, Lanzafame M. Tuberculosis and cancer: a complex and dangerous liaison. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Jun;12(6):520-2. This week we review a commentary on the correlations between tuberculosis and cancer, specifically lung cancer. There are...
20 Jun 2011
Kevin DA, Meujo DAF, Hamann MT. Polyether ionophores: broad-spectrum and promising biologically active molecules for the control of drug-resistant bacteria and parasites. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery 2009 Feb;4(2):109-146(38). doi:10.1517/17460440802661443. During this week’s TB R&D Weekly...
13 Jun 2011
Louw GE, Warren RM, Gey van Pittius NC, Leon R, Jimenez A, Pando RH, McEvoy CR, Grobbelaar M, Murray M, van Helden PD, Victor TC. Rifampicin Reduces Susceptibility to Ofloxacin in Rifampicin Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis through Efflux. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of...
8 Jun 2011
These are the facts (source: Time to Act-Save a million lives by 2015 brochure ) : At least one out of three people in the world has latent TB infection, which increases the risk of becoming ill with TB. People living with HIV have an estimated 20 to 30 times greater risk of developing active TB...
6 Jun 2011
Dr. Armand Van Deun Summary: This week’s interview is with Dr. Armand Van Deun who was the recipient of the 2010 Stop TB Partnership-Kochon Foundation prize . Last year, Dr. Van Deun, et al., published an article in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine entitled “ Short,...
2 Jun 2011
Stop TB Partnership – Kochon Prize 2011 Call for Nominations The Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize supports the global fight against tuberculosis (TB). The Prize, consisting of a medal and US$ 65 000, is awarded once a year to persons, institutions, or organizations that have made a highly...

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