Tag Archives: TB vaccine

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: WHO preconference meeting sizes up the challenges, imagines a world without TB

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As a fab 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health comes to Liverpool, session titles and speakers nod to city’s favorite sons, while focus of WHO symposium is global and forward . . . LIVERPOOL, England – Around the last time a new and widely accessible treatment for tuberculosis was being readied for market, the Beatles were making […]

A TB vaccine? GHIT Fund eyes that prize, and more as public private partnership takes off

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What does it take to move research from recognition of need to realization? Increasingly, in a funding landscape that has seen an actual decline in dollars to develop new tools for tuberculosis along with other diseases, the answer has been public-private partnerships. The most recent prominent example is the Global Health Innovative Technology — GHIT […]

A New Weapon in the Fight against HIV/TB Co-Infection

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New results from a tuberculosis vaccine trial indicate that the Mycobacterium vaccae (MV) was effective in preventing TB among people with HIV. Given that TB is the No. 1 killer of people with HIV in the developing world, this could be a major advance in the battle against these synergistic scourges. In the seven-year study […]

NIAID’s Fauci on Tuberculosis: “We have much catching up to do”

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered a forceful message on the need for a “storm” of attention and resources devoted to developing new TB treatment and prevention efforts. “It is imperative that we transform the way we diagnose, treat, prevent, and control TB — through biomedical research and […]