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`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:43

Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

40,855 HIV positive cases in Manipur

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 16:15

The overall detection of HIV positive cases in Manipur rose from 25,919 in March 2007 to 40,855 in March 2012, indicating the serious magnitude in the state, according to a copy of the CAG report.

The 6 rollout strategies that can battle India`s TB epidemic revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:29

A new study has explored the impact of six different rollout strategies by developing a mathematical model of tuberculosis (TB) transmission, care-seeking and diagnostic and treatment practices in India.

Health experts ask for `cautious` approach to new promising TB drug

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:39

Health experts have revealed that the new drug-resistant tuberculosis shows promise, however it should be approached with caution.

Cheap portable device to diagnose TB faster

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:35

Researchers have developed a cheap enzyme-based method that can diagnose tuberculosis (TB) more accurately and faster than available devices.

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:05

The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Thursday presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 17:35

The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Thursday presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.

Nepal PM Koirala to undergo radiotherapy in US

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:00

Nepal`s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and will undergo radiotherapy next week in a US hospital.

UK researchers to study ways to curb TB in cattle

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:43

UK researchers are embarking on a 1-million-pound study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.

President appeals for eradicating TB from country

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 19:03

President Pranab Mukherjee reminded the country of its success in eradicating polio as he expressed confidence that the "scourge" of tuberculosis, which kills one person every two minutes in the country, could be wiped out.

Tuberculosis genomes discovered in 200-year old Hungarian mummy

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 19:00

Using a technique known as metagenomics, researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered tuberculosis (TB) genomes from the lung tissue of a 215-year old mummy.

Tuberculosis: 70% of cases occur in age group of 15-54 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 21:24

World Tuberculosis Day, which is marked every year on March 24, commemorates Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).