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Infectious Diseases Research Institute receives $3.4 million for TB research

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TweetThe Infectious Disease Research Institute announced on Monday that it received a grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue developing treatments for tuberculosis. IDRI Vice President of Drug Discovery Tanya Parish said the … Read More »

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TB detection guidelines save U.S. taxpayers $15 million

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Tweet Tuberculosis screening guidelines established overseas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have saved U.S. tax payers an estimated $15 million in medical costs by improving TB detection among refugees and immigrants. The CDC guidelines were adopted to … Read More »

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China successfully halves national TB prevalence

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Tweet A study recently published in The Lancet found that China exceeded its directly observed, short-course strategy for fighting tuberculosis five years before its target date, which may serve as a model for TB reduction strategies. “One of the key … Read More »

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QIAGEN launches blood test to aid tuberculosis control

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TweetQIAGEN announced on Thursday that it received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for its QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube tuberculosis diagnostic blood test. The test is available in many markets, including the United States and Europe, and has become … Read More »

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ECDC finds only one in three MDR TB patients complete treatment

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Tweet The European Union/European Economic Area recently released data regarding tuberculosis prevalence and treatment in the EU/EEA and found that while overall prevalence is decreasing, treatment for multi-drug resistant TB must be greatly improved. The data, which was jointly created … Read More »

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Enigma Diagnostics awarded $1.9M grant for development of rapid MDR-TB POC assay

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TweetEnigma Diagnostics announced that it was awarded a second grant from the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board worth $1.9 million for the development of its multi-drug resistant tuberculosis point-of-care assay. The grant will enable the advanced development of Enigma’s CE … Read More »

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EPFL and AN Bach Institute develop effective antibiotic against multi-resistant TB

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Tweet Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the AN Bach Institute in Moscow recently discovered an antibiotic with strong properties against multi-resistant tuberculosis strains. The drug was developed as part of the European FP7 project … Read More »

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MBio has successful Phase I trial of point-of-care TB assay

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TweetMBio Diagnostics, Inc., recently presented the Phase I results of a study that tested the efficacy of its multiplexed immunoassay platform. MBio is working with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to develop a simple, point-of-care blood screening assay for … Read More »

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Tuberculosis vaccine Phase II trial begins in South Africa

Public Health England study examines spread of MDR-TB

Vitamin A may help body fight TB

New study finds vinegar effective against TB mycobacteria

South African healthcare workers at greater risk for HIV, TB

New study may offer alternative to antibiotic treatment

Infectex announces partnership with Qurient for TB treatment

New public-private alliance to strengthen TB labs in Indonesia

Critical Path Institute receives grant for development of Tuberculosis treatment

IFRC and Global Fund sign TB agreement for Niger

Michigan investigates tuberculosis at four Detroit healthcare facilities

TB incidence increasing in Denmark

Scientists discover new antibiotics class to treat MDR-TB

NIAID grantees discover antibiotic against TB

NIBIO teams with Aeras, CREATE to develop new TB vaccines

TB trial in South Africa did not reduce cases, deaths

Study shows Xpert MTB/RIT test more accurate than smear microscopy

DHEC provides update on Berkeley County TB investigation

University of Massachusetts researchers discover natural way to fight Mtb

Lung lesions associated with TB may occur in active, latent infection

BCG TB vaccine may be more effective than previously thought

Zoonotic TB may be public health threat in Zambia

ECDC publishes new guidelines for treating childhood tuberculosis

Tuberculosis vaccine might help prevent MS