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New class of antibiotics for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 10:07

A team of researchers has discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB).

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.

South Africa risks spreading totally drug-resistant TB: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 16:48

Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers said on Friday.

Bone marrow stem cells could defeat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:06

Patients with potentially fatal "superbug" forms of tuberculosis (TB) could in future be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique.

Special immune cells keep TB in control: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 13:20

A special class of immune cells called `invariant natural killer T cells` keep the deadly tuberculosis infection in check - a heartening news for India that has the most number of tuberculosis cases in the world.

EU backs J&J`s TB drug, postpones decision on Teva MS pill

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 16:31

European regulators on Friday recommended approval of an innovative tuberculosis drug from Johnson & Johnson but postponed a keenly awaited decision on a new multiple sclerosis pill from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

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.

Anti-tuberculosis vaccine could keep multiple sclerosis at bay

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 15:38

A new research suggests that an anti-tuberculosis vaccine could prevent multiple sclerosis.

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