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FDA awards nearly $3 million for TB research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced $2.9 million to support six research projects related to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis on Monday.

Published
05 October 2010
From
Science Speaks
CAMBODIA - Overcrowded prisons are breeding ground for TB and HIV

Tuberculosis and HIV rates in Cambodia's largest prison are roughly six and four times the respective national averages. 

Published
04 October 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Infectious and non-infectious lung disease risk increased for those with HIV

HIV is associated with an increased risk of lung disease with infectious and non-infectious causes, US investigators report in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care

Published
29 September 2010
By
Michael Carter
New TB vaccine enters clinical testing

Aeras announced it will initiate a Phase I clinical trial of an investigational live recombinant tuberculosis vaccine at Saint Louis University. The new vaccine, called AERAS-422, is a modernized version of the currently used TB vaccine - Bacille Calmette Guerin, which is widely viewed as insufficient in preventing pulmonary TB.

Published
23 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
City living helped humans evolve immunity to TB

New research has found that a genetic variant which reduces the chance of contracting diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy is more prevalent in populations with long histories of urban living.

Published
23 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Tackling TB to reach MDG targets: The promise of new vaccines

Policymakers and opinion leaders must recognize TB as a growing global threat and marshal significantly greater resources to support vaccine research and the ambitious plan to save millions of lives with them.

Published
21 September 2010
From
Science Speaks
One-hour TB test "must be affordable" for poor countries

A new one-hour test for tuberculosis will only have an impact in the global fight against the disease if it is made affordable to poor countries, experts say.

Published
20 September 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
South Africa: Aids Doctors Condemn 'Sub-Standard' Drug Trial

Twenty two eminent HIV/AIDS doctors and activists have condemned a recent clinical trial for delaying the antiretroviral treatment of people with CD4 counts below 200 until they had finished their TB treatment, saying that it compromised their care.

Published
20 September 2010
From
AllAfrica
Elderly might not benefit from TB vaccines in development

Elderly people might not benefit from some of the tuberculosis vaccines currently in development, recent research suggests.

Published
20 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
UK scientists devise 'one-hour test' for TB

Scientists in the UK say they have devised a new ultra-sensitive test which can diagnose the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in one hour.

Published
17 September 2010
From
BBC

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