Category Archives: TB

Scientific Updates

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Here are some quick summaries of technological newsmakers from the past week: Two cancer drugs stop HIV in its tracks: Using a mixture of two anti-cancer drugs already on the market, researchers at the University of Minnesota say they have found a promising new treatment for HIV. During lab experiments with mice,” the drugs gemcitabine and […]

What We’re Reading

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The One Blog this week posted a video (accompanies this post) from David Rochkind, an award-winning photographer working on a project to illustrate the impact of tuberculosis on the world. In the video, Mariana Bernofsky tells of her experiences as a pregnant woman with TB in Balti, Moldova. More of Rochkind’s work is available on his blog…

Key Stakeholders Discuss New Drugs for TB

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The following is a guest posting from Joanna Breitstein of the TB Alliance, reporting from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While there were few new TB treatment prospects a few years ago, today there are 10 drugs in the global development pipeline. Noting the sea of change, Wednesday’s Open Forum conference focus shifted from developing drugs to speeding […]

A Scientific Update:

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Here are some quick summaries of technological newsmakers from the past week: New microscope for TB detection – portable and a fraction of the cost: Developing countries that lack the expensive lab equipment needed to detect tuberculosis might soon have a portable, low cost alternative. A study in PLoS One magazine reports, “A new $240 microscope […]

What We're Reading

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This week from Science Speaks: The One Blog posted Friday on a woman in Zimbabwe who, while caring for family members with AIDS, found that soy milk can provide much needed nutrients to AIDS patients in a form they can easily digest.  Though her family has since passed away, she now supplies soy milk to […]

This one is for the children

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Three U.S. Senators introduced new legislation last week in an effort to bolster treatment innovation by pharmaceutical companies for rare and neglected pediatric diseases. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Al Franken (D-MN) proposed The Creating Hope Act of 2010 (S. 3697) in a bipartisan effort that builds on the FDA Amendments Act […]