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Oregon scientist develops promising vaccine against TB (post)

An Oregon scientist has developed a vaccine against tuberculosis that appears to be highly effective against the devastating disease.

Newly-discovered TB blood signal provides early warning for at-risk patients (post)

Tuberculosis can be detected in people with HIV infection via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to a new study.

Center for Infectious Disease Research awarded $17.2 million TB grant from NIH (post)

February 13, 2018 (SEATTLE, WASH.) — The Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to take a systems-level approach to the critical problem of tuberculosis (TB) infection, specifically focusing on the progression from infection to disease, and variability of treatment. The research ultimately seeks to catalyze new, transformative interventions, such as diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.

Two new weapons in the battle against bacteria (post with simple image)

Proteases are vital proteins that serve for order within cells. They break apart other proteins, ensuring that these are properly synthesized and decomposed. Proteases are also responsible for the pathogenic effects of many kinds of bacteria. Now chemists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have discovered two hitherto unknown mechanisms of action that can be used to permanently disarm an important bacterial protease.

Chemist gets U.S. patent for solution to antibiotic resistance problem (post with simple image)

A chemist based at the University of Copenhagen has just taken out a patent for a drug that can make previously multidrug-resistant bacteria once again responsive to antibiotics.

CAfGEN receives $3 million grant to study progression of TB and HIV (post with simple image)

The Consortium for African Genomics Network (CAfGEN), made up of University of Botswana, Makerere University, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Uganda Children’s Foundation and the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, has been awarded a $3.0 million three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health of the United States of America to study the genetic factors that affect the progression of TB and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

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