Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers move closer to new vaccine for killer TB

Scientists said Tuesday they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.5 million lives last year.

Medical research

A simple new blood test for tuberculosis

Testing for tuberculosis is fairly straightforward in most cases, but existing tests don't work for everyone because they require something not everyone, especially kids and people with HIV/AIDS, can do: cough up fluid from ...

Medical research

Peptide derived from fungi kills TB bacteria

The discovery of the peptide as a possible future antibiotic was made by researchers who screened different antimicrobial peptides' ability to prevent the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The peptide they found comes ...

Diabetes

Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk

Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB could combine to create the "perfect storm" of disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new antibiotic could be a better, faster treatment for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease. The bacteria hide from antibiotics inside the very immune cells that are supposed to kill them, making treatment long and difficult. But in the November issue of ACS Infectious Diseases, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New test brings reliable tuberculosis diagnosis to rural Africa

Tuberculosis, a distant memory to most Americans, remains a serious public-health threat in developing countries, in part because the most common test for the disease was developed a century ago and is not the most reliable. ...

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