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Q&A: Solving the tuberculosis crisis using technology Special

LLamasoft, a supply chain design software designer, and a FIND non-profit healthcare organization, have recently partnered to use AI technology to find millions of undiagnosed patients impacted by tuberculosis.

Natural defense mechanism against TB discovered

London - A new study from London’s Francis Crick Institute shows how the human body protects itself from the bacterium that causes the disease tuberculosis. This could open up a new way for fighting the disease.

Resistance risk for new TB drugs: experts

Paris - New drugs for hard-to-treat tuberculosis strains may be fast rendered ineffective themselves if incorrectly used, a report warned Thursday, on the eve of World TB Day.

Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives

Morogoro - They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

Geneva - The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

New research to improve tuberculosis drugs

New clues to understanding how the most important medication for tuberculosis (TB) works may lead to a new generation of medicines to fight the virulent bacterium.

New antibiotic in development

Chicago - A new drug designed to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria. Interestingly the drug may be capable of evading resistance.

New tuberculosis drug regimen moves to clinical trial

A new drug, part of the STAND trial, will test the first regimen designed to significantly shorten and simplify the treatment of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB.

A million children a year develop tuberculosis: study

Paris - About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, said a study Monday that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young."Many cases of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis dis...

India must stop 'irrational' TB treatments: MSF

New Delhi - India must stop its doctors prescribing "irrational" treatments to cure tuberculosis, medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres said Saturday, warning the practice is increasing drug-resistant strains of the disease.India is already home to t...

New approach to tackle tuberculosis

Pyridomycin, a substance produced by non- pathogenic soil bacteria, has been found to be a potent antimicrobial against a related strain of bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

Drug resistant TB cases are 'underestimated': WHO

The World Health Organization has estimated that at least three-quarters of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases have not been detected.

New test for tuberculosis

A new rapid test for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been launched and the results appear to be highly accurate.

Parkinson's disease protein might kill TB

A protein which is being studied as part of Parkinson's disease research has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

Blood pressure drug helps TB treatment

Scientists have discovered that drug better known as a treatment for high blood pressure and headaches effectively speeds up treatment of tuberculosis when added to the standard medication.

TB genomes isolated from 200-Year-Old Hungarian Mummy

Budapest - Scientists have recovered tuberculosis (TB) genomes, from the bacterial agent, from the lung tissue of a 215-year old mummy.

Vitamin C can be effective against the TB bacterium

Researchers have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding could lead to new treatments.

Drug company's problem causes TB drug shortage

The pharma company Pfizer has announces that vials of Rifampin, used to treat tuberculosis, are in short supply due to manufacturing and possible contamination issues.

Fight against TB requires ‘visionary leadership’

An international group of doctors and scientists have stated that a ‘visionary leadership’ is needed to tackle the renewed global risk of tuberculosis.

'Global shortfall' in funding to fight tuberculosis

Global health campaigners have said that $1.6 billion a year is needed to fight tuberculosis and that the current lack of funding is hampering progress made against the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease.

Undersea search for TB cure

Scientists are searching the ocean floor for novel treatments against infections. In one such mission a University of Illinois professor has gone in search of microscopic bacteria to help find a cure for TB.

New TB vaccine doesn't work on infants

A new tuberculosis vaccine, heralded as the world's most advanced, has been shown not to work on infants following trials in South Africa.

Compound from the ‘toothbrush tree’ may treat TB

A compound extracted from the South African toothbrush tree appears to inactivate tuberculosis in a previously unseen way.

Kingston makes one terabyte USB3.0 flash drive

Kingston is definitely not the first to attempt this amazing stunt but the CES 2013 in Las Vegas reveals Kingston is definitely working on a one terabyte USB3.0 flash drive.

Virulent TB in South Africa may imperil millions

One year later, experts fear that TB is still spreading across South Africa

Drug resistant TB 'more severe'

The problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis may be even more severe than previously thought, experts warn.
 

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