Gates Foundation invests in cutting-edge research to diagnose tuberculosis in developing countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $7.7 million in funding for 10 new grants to identify biomarkers for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in low-resource settings.

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Europe: Management of TB cases falls short of international standards

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research.

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Inaccurate TB blood tests commonplace in many TB high-burden countries

Although recent press attention has highlighted the problematic use of TB serological tests by medical providers in India, a new paper in The European Respiratory Journal (Widespread use of serological tests for tuberculosis: data from 22 high-burden countries) demonstrates that the use of these tests is much wider spread.

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South Africa: Africans die of TB, whites die of heart disease

Tuberculosis is the number one killer of Africans in South Africa, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis today

The February issue of the World Health Organization bulletin.

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UNITAID HIV, TB and Malaria Medicines Landscape report

Progress report on emerging issues and potential opportunities to improve access.

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis: What it is, why it’s here, and how we should respond

In the evolutionary arms race between human and bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis appears to be pulling ahead.

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Why is research critical to stop tuberculosis?

Dr Christian Lienhardt discusses the International Roadmap for Tuberculosis Research - a framework outlining priority areas for investment in TB research.

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HIV/TB Research meeting in conjunction with CROI 2012

WHO in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) and the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership is organizing the 6th CROI affiliated HIV/TB research meeting which will be held on Monday 5 March 2012, 11:30-13:30 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, USA.

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Point-of-care diagnostics for HIV and TB: Landscape, pipeline, and unmet needs

Early diagnosis and rapid initiation of treatment remains a key strategy to control both HIV and TB. However, HIV and TB control programs have had completely contrasting successes, especially with the development and deployment of point-of-care diagnostics.

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