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Weill Cornell receives NIH support to advance TB research

Tuberculosis (TB) is a wily old killer, one of the deadliest infectious diseases in history and one of the few that naturally infects only humans. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have been pursuing treatments for tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) since the 1950s, and the program continues to excel at explaining TB's mysteries and […]

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As Peru Battles COVID-19, Tuberculosis Finds New Footing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late February 2020, Martin Valencia Garcia was working as a community agent in Independencia, one of the denser districts of Lima, Peru. His job was to help people access tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment with the TB Móvil program, part of a larger […]

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Celestone M

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. CELESTONE® M Betamethasone valerate Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Celestone M. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. […]

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An algorithm that predicts the chances of a person with a latent infection developing tuberculosis

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that can be used to predict the chances of a person with a latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection developing tuberculosis (TB). In their paper published in the journal Nature Medicine, the group describes surveying thousands of people from multiple countries to amass data on TB patients and […]

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A novel T-cell subset associated with type 1 diabetes

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland demonstrated that a recently described T-cell subset, so-called peripheral T helper cells, may have a role in the development of type 1 diabetes. The frequency of circulating peripheral T helper cells was observed to be increased both in children with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes and […]

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World Tuberculosis Day: Anti-TB drugs can add to the risk of TB re-infection

A recent study revealed that treatments available for tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), may not always prevent re-infection. In a recent study published in the Journal of Mucosal Immunology, researchers have shown that anti-TB drugs caused changes to gut microbiota, the diverse community of microbes living in human beings’ intestines, and increased susceptibility […]

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Experts set out targets to eliminate tuberculosis within a generation: Tuberculosis can be treated, prevented and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year, more people than any other infectious disease

A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high risk groups, and increasing research to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. Funding this response will require substantial investments, and accountability […]