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SEP 10, 2014 - Health Canal

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"Immortal" flatworms : a weapon against bacteria

A novel mode of defense against bacteria such as the causal agent of tuberculosis or Staphylococcus aureus has been identified in humans by studying a small, aquatic flatworm, the planarian.

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SEP 09, 2014 - Health Canal

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Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial

The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months.

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SEP 09, 2014 - Washington Times

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Hundreds tested for TB in Lynn

LYNN, Mass. (AP) - More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case. Center Director Lori Berry says after confirming the single positive test for tuberculosis in a male ...

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SEP 08, 2014 - Health Canal

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TB drug trial paves the way for future progress

A team of researchers, including academics from the University of St Andrews School of Medicine, have today released the results one of the largest and most rigorous tuberculosis (TB) drug trials ever conducted in the modern era.

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SEP 07, 2014 - Health Canal

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Scientists devise a barcode for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis

Doctors and researchers will be able to easily identify different types of tuberculosis (TB) thanks to a new genetic barcode devised by scientists from the School

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