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Trudeau Institute announces its latest discovery in the fight against tuberculosis

Saranac Lake, N.Y. – New research from the Trudeau Institute may help in the ongoing fight against tuberculosis. Dr. Andrea Cooper's lab has discovered a connection between the development of new lymphoid tissue within the lung and protection against the disease. The new data will be published in the November 1 print issue of The Journal of Immunology (Vol. 187, Num. 10) and is available now online ahead of print.

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Immunitor publishes Phase II immunotherapy trial in treatment-failed TB patients

The results from a one-month clinical trial of immunotherapy of tuberculosis were published in the Open Journal of Immunology – an open access journal - with full text of article available at (http://www.scirp.org/journal/Home.aspx?JournalID=602). The study involved 48 TB patients who were treated for an average of six years with conventional TB drugs and failed to respond. As a result they were placed on so-called palliative therapy consisting of just two TB drugs, isoniazid and rifampicin. These patients were then given one daily pill of V5 immunomodulator in addition to their palliative treatment and checked after one month for the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in their sputum. Surprisingly 30 patients (62.5%) had cleared TB-causing bacterium and their clinical symptoms improved significantly. Increased weight gain and reduced fever and inflammation biomarkers associated with TB were most common signs of improvement.

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Millions in Africa depend on Global Fund’s good work

Patricia Akinyi (42) is from Busia, Kenya, but she currently lives in central Nairobi with her sister because she has to visit a TB treatment clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital every day. She will have to do this for at least another year, possibly more.

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Slightly higher tuberculosis risk for people with celiac disease

Some research has shown celiac disease to be associated with higher rates of tuberculosis (TB), but study results have been inconclusive due to small sample sizes. A team of researchers studied a larger population to get a better look at the relationship between celiac disease and TB. The study team included J. F. Ludvigsson, D. S. Sanders, M. Maeurer, J. Jonsson, J. Grunewald, and J. Wahlström. They are affiliated with the Department of Paediatrics at Örebro University Hospital in Örebro, Sweden.

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“They go to die”: A quest to tell the story of HIV/TB among southern Africa’s gold miners

An interview with Jonathan Smith, writer and director of a documentary-in-progress highlighting the extent of the dual HIV/TB epidemics among South Africa’s mine workers.

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Namibia: TB infection spiraling out of control

Dwindling financial support for Tuberculosis (TB) programmes and activities have placed a huge burden on Central Government, placing Namibia at the top of the list of countries severely hit by the pandemic.

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Statement from the Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership about the WHO 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report

We welcome release of the WHO 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report, with its more precise approach to estimating the global burden of TB, as a critical contribution from WHO to the entire TB community and Stop TB Partnership. This is where WHO excels.

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The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation supports launch of IDRI’s TB vaccine clinical program

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Improved TB vaccine in works as global infection rates fall

With tuberculosis infection rates falling around the world, health officials are pressing to build on those gains. One project in development aims to create a better vaccine to stop the disease for good.

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Nigeria: TB cases drop, but progress face poor funding

The number of people falling ill with tuberculosis or dying from the disease is declining around the world for the first time in 10 years, according to the World Health Organisation.

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