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May 21, 2019

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With a Focus on High-Risk Patients, Researcher Eyes Eliminating TB for Good

A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United ... read more

Nearly One in Five Tibetan Refugee Schoolchildren Has Tuberculosis Infection, Study Finds

In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team of researchers says it has found not only a startlingly ... read more

Tuberculosis Survives by Using Host System Against Itself, Study Finds

Scientists have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected ... read more

33,000 People Die Every Year Due to Infections With Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

An new study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in the European Union and in the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The ... read more

Movement, Evolutionary History of Tuberculosis in China

A genetic scan of a massive number of samples taken from tuberculosis patients across China has shown a surprising genetic uniformity: just two 'strains' of the tuberculosis bacterium ... read more

Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

Researchers have trained a machine learning algorithm to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium ... read more

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Undetected by Standard Tests

Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of the disease which go undetected by WHO-endorsed ... read more

European Badgers' Gut Bacteria May Be a Powerful Ally in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Researchers look at novel ways to reduce TB spillover from European badgers to cattle in the midst of an ... read more

A Copper Bullet for Tuberculosis

In a new study, chemists report a new antibiotic that can find and kill tuberculosis bacteria where they ... read more

Paradigm Shift in Tuberculosis Treatment: Genome Sequencing Replaces Standard Resistance Testing

An international research team has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis ... read more

Strategic Plan to Address Tuberculosis Research

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, killing roughly 1.6 million people in 2017. Recently, the global health community has strengthened its efforts and resolve to ... read more

A Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Active Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant ... read more

Why Some Tuberculosis Bacteria Prove Deadly

A new study has found that the same mutation that gives tuberculosis bacteria drug resistance also elicits a different -- and potentially weaker -- immune ... read more

Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for TB

Scientists have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. The team hope the compound -developed after 10 years of painstaking research will be trialed on ... read more

Complete Makeover in Fight of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study. These ... read more

How Damaging Immune Cells Develop During Tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological ... read more

New Method May Allow Country-Level Real-Time Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Medical researchers describe a new technique for linking samples submitted for tuberculosis testing to the individuals who provided the samples and the location from where they were submitted, in a ... read more

Children With Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Can Be Treated

The results of a large, international systematic review show that tuberculosis treatment is successful in children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The study was used to inform the ... read more

New Approach to Fight Tuberculosis, a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

A group of researchers used a systematic approach to get an entirely new look at the way tuberculosis infects people. Their study uncovered interactions between tuberculosis and human proteins that ... read more

Inching Closer to a Soft Spot in Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis

Researchers comparing clonal strains of the mycobacteria that cause TB, before and after they developed resistance to a first-line drug, found that a single genetic change may not always have ... read more

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