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India wages hi-tech war on ancient TB scourge

(AP)—Shammo Khan walks into a dusty courtyard that reeks of garbage, searching for the fingerprint of a man exhausted by HIV, drug withdrawal and the tuberculosis lesions hijacking his lungs.

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Technology brings new life to the study of diseases in old bones

A study led by The University of Manchester has demonstrated that new technology that can analyse millions of gene sequences in a matter of seconds is an effective way to quickly and accurately identify diseases in skeletons.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB fight making progress, but more funds needed, WHO reports

The war on tuberculosis is getting new weapons for the first time in decades, offering hope for controlling the deadly disease but major funding shortfalls threaten progress, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising compound selected as drug candidate for tuberculosis

(Medical Xpress)—A New Zealand-designed compound that shows promise against treatment-resistance tuberculosis (TB) has been selected as a drug candidate by international non-profit drug developer the Global Alliance for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children missing out in battle against TB

(Medical Xpress) -- The number of children diagnosed with tuberculosis only represents the tip of the iceberg, according to the University of Sydney's Associate Professor Ben Marais, a specialist in childhood tuberculosis ...

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New medicine might fight drug-resistant TB, study says

(HealthDay) -- More than four decades after the last introduction of fresh treatments for tuberculosis, a new medication for multidrug-resistant strains of the global scourge has shown promise in a multinational trial.

Medical research

Simple cooler preserves tuberculosis drugs, records doses

Tuberculosis, now largely controlled in the industrialized world, remains a stubbornly persistent killer in most of Africa, as well as parts of Asia and South America. The spread of multidrug-resistant strains of TB has slowed ...

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S.Africa conducts trials for shorter TB treatment

South African researchers said Friday they were conducting medical trials to shorten the duration of tuberculosis treatment to make it easier for patients to complete the full regimen.

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