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An Easier Path to New TB Tools?

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The search for new TB drugs and diagnostics is a long and windy road, paved with regulatory bumps and expensive R & D hurdles. But the path could get a little smoother under an amendment recently added to the Senate’s fiscal year 2010 funding bill for the Food and Drug Administration and other related programs. […]

New TB Diagnostics Website Unveiled

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As scientists scramble to find new TB diagnostic tools to replace the antiquated and often unreliable sputum microscopy, there is now a one-stop shop to help keep track of developments in this fast-moving field. The Stop TB Partnership’s New Diagnostics Working Group launched the site, which you can find here, in collaboration with several other […]

Guest Blog by Paula Akugizibwe: Don't Abandon the TB Basics for a Miracle Cure

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This is a guest post written by Paula Akugizibwe, regional treatment advocacy coordinator at AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. She wrote this in response to remarks made by Marcos Espinal, of the Stop TB Partnership, to the UN Economic and Social Council on July 6. Espinal said, in part:   “MDG 6 has […]