Monday, January 15, 2018 -- (Natural News) A study discovered that the ethanolic leaf extracts of the plant Rubia cordifolia or Indian madder contain anti-mycobacterial, cytotoxic, and antioxidant activities, which can be used in fighting against mycobacterial tuberculosis infection. A team of researchers from the University of Limpopo in South Africa analyzed the protective effects of Rubia cordifolia, more commonly known... Read More
Monday, January 01, 2018 -- An X-ray of the lung of a suspected tuberculosis patient in Vietnam. Researchers say urine testing for tuberculosis, which kills 1.7 million people a year, may soon be possible.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 -- Between February and November 2016, the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zurich discovered a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in eight refugees arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa.
Friday, January 05, 2018 -- A new study has found that anti-tuberculosis drugs killed more bacteria in laboratory mice given a vitamin C supplement than those given drugs alone. If the findings hold up in human studies, the authors say, the result could be that there's a cheap, safe way to reduce the months-long treatment time for one of the world's leading killers. Also, the vitamin supplement could offer a way to cut down on the development of drug-resistant TB, a serious health threat. Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 1.7 million people died of the disease last year. Of more than 10 million new infections, about 600,000 were resistant to the leading drug. Front-line
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims someone's life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year.
Monday, January 08, 2018 -- In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Timothy Walker and colleagues1 report on a cluster of 29 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases among asylum seekers arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa. They use whole-genome sequencing to identify the transmission links and describe the cross-border collaboration and control measures. Their study is of interest as it sheds light on the importance of early tuberculosis detection and highlights the potential of wide application of molecular epidemiology techniques.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 -- Future development strategies should focus on antibiotics that are active against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and Gram-negative bacteria. The global strategy should include antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for community-acquired infections such as Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp, N gonorrhoeae, and H pylori.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- A unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans.