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Back pain, weight loss? Be warned, it could be TB

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:45

Acute back pain, unexplained weight loss, fever and night sweats: If they persist beyond a week, there is cause to worry, health experts caution.

Drug-resistant TB spreading fast in Russia

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:30

In a shocking discovery, scientists have found that tuberculosis strains in Russia carry mutations that not only make them resistant to antibiotics but also help them spread more effectively.

New breakthrough brings tuberculosis cure closer to reality

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 16:32

A new study has found that the lung lesions in an individual infected with tuberculosis (TB) are surprisingly variable and independent of each other, despite whether the patient has clinically active or latent disease.

`Novel` compound helps exploit Achilles` heel in TB bacterium

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 16:15

Researchers have used a novel compound to exploit an Achilles` heel in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

TB`s drug resistance mechanism identified

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:31

Researchers have completed the genome sequencing of 161 Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can cause infectious disease tuberculosis (TB).

TB genomes reveal secrets of pathogen`s success

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:29

Scientists, after analysing dozens of tuberculosis genomes gathered from around the world, are getting a lot more detailed image of why the pathogen is so prevalent and how it evolves to resist countermeasures.

Scientists discover new tuberculosis drug

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 17:13

Scientists have hit upon a novel drug that attacks the tuberculosis bacteria, a finding that could prove to be an effective tool in treating the dreaded disease, says a study.

`Resistant` TB infection heralds return to 1930s

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 15:27

TB, which is usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, often lies inactive with no symptoms, but in some cases, becomes active and predominantly attacks the lungs.

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