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ASU-led team develops blood-based test to rapidly diagnose TB

Tuberculosis, once better known as consumption for the way its victims wasted away, has a long and deadly history, with estimates indicating it may have killed more people than any other bacterial pathogen.

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The multinational network of TB Portals advances TB research

In the current environment of limited tuberculosis research funding, TB research can benefit significantly from data-centric collaborations, as researchers can learn from the work and experiences of others, propelling their own research forward, and they facilitate larger meta-analyses of existing data.

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Webinar on treating children with MDR-TB without an injectable

DR-TB STAT and the Sentinel Project will host a webinar on 7 April 2017, The Time Has Come: The Case for Injectable-Sparing Treatment Regimens for Children with MDR-TB.

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Candle Light Vigil held at India Gate in memory of the lives lost to TB

On the eve of World TB Day, the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) and the Global Coalition Against TB (GCAT), supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, conducted a Candle Light Vigil to honour the memory of the nearly 500,000 people who lost their lives to TB over the past year in India.

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Tuberculosis and ‘failure’: Who should bear the label?

Marking those who remain sick with the word “failure” implies that they themselves, rather than the disease, are to blame.

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Sustaining tuberculosis decline in the UK

In a comment published in The Lancet Bilaal Adam, Paul Cosford, Sarah Anderson and Ibrahim Abubakar comment on the sustained action that is needed to maintain the recent gains in TB control in the UK.

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Reducing global tuberculosis deaths—time for India to step up

In a comment published in The Lancet Madhukar Pai, Natasha Correa, Nerges Mistry and Prabhat Jha comment on the factors contributing to India's enormous TB death toll and what needs to be done.

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Opinion pieces recognize World TB Day


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PLOS Tuberculosis Channel launched

The Channel features articles on all topics relevant to TB research and aims to showcase the most up-to-date research to assist various stakeholders in the fight against TB.

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New test for TB could save thousands of lives

A new urine-based test‚ similar to those used to determine pregnancy‚ being used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) could save thousands of lives in SA. Researchers from the University of Cape Town found that the TB-LAM urine test was a "simple and inexpensive" way to test for TB among hospitalised patients with HIV.

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