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Tuberculosis Treatment News: REDUCING DRUG DOSAGE, AND HEARING LOSS IN TB PATIENTS WITHOUT REDUCING EFFICACY

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY) – Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. Now, by reducing the dose in a carefully calculated fashion, Dutch clinician researchers have been able to greatly reduce the numbers of patients suffering hearing loss, without compromising […]

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Tuberculosis Treatment News: NIH-Supported Scientists Accelerate Immune Response to Tuberculosis in Mice

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(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES) – Findings Could Lead to Improved TB Vaccines for Humans. New research findings provide insight into the immune system pathways that may be key to developing an effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccine. The study, to be published Thursday in the journal Nature Communications, was supported by the National Institute of […]

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Tuberculosis Research News: Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

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(SOURCE: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY) – A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch, a Michigan State University microbiologist and TB expert, the ancient remedy […]

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Tuberculosis Research News: Computer Model Predicts Potential Impact of Short-Course Therapy Against Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) – Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a computer simulation that helps predict under which circumstances a new short-course treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis could substantially reduce the global incidence and spread of the disease. The computer model was developed to help understand the impact of a recommendation issued in May by the World […]

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Research at Johns Hopkins Targets Tuberculosis

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(JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have laid the foundation to develop novel antibiotics that work against incurable, antibiotic-resistant bacteria like tuberculosis by targeting an enzyme essential to the production and integrity of bacterial cell walls.