Quick diagnosis and treatment monitoring are critical due to the emergence of multidrug resistance, especially in tuberculosis. Taking this fact into consideration, a research team from Stanford University School of Medicine developed an imaging technique to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) within an hour and monitor the effectiveness of treatments.
Administration of two doses of BCG with a duration of four weeks apart can normalize the blood sugar levels for up to eight years. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a protein that eliminates improper immune cells that destroy pancreatic islets, involved in immune production. But the administration of BCG can ultimately regulate T cells and boost TNF production.
It was concluded that Vitamin C modulated the physiology and metabolism of the TB pathogen by inducing dormancy, slowing down its growth and subjected it to multiple stress factors in order to boost the efficacy of TB drugs.
A research team from John Hopkins University School of Medicine created a cost-effective and patient-centric smartphone video-based app, which would substitute the daily in-person visits by a healthcare worker required for TB therapy, known as DOT (Directly Observed Therapy).
Everyone hates cockroach to the core. They are the most problematic and omnipresent pest and simply won’t die so easily which is why they were able to successfully survive even after the extinction of many species.
A research team led by Dr. Gerhard Walzl from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, has discovered a new blood test to predict tuberculosis development up to two years before its onset in high-risk patients. In the study, the expression level of four genes named “RISK4”, associated with inflammatory response, were measured.
More than one-quarter of the world’s population were constantly getting affected with the one of the world’s oldest and deadliest disease named Tuberculosis (TB). In spite of 6-9 months antibiotic therapy, it’s very difficult to treat tuberculosis. That’s why researchers throughout the world were trying to find the faster ways of cure.
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