Tuberculosis diagnosis

A new handheld device to diagnose the disease in 20 minutes flat!

Apr 22, 2016 | | Say something

technology company based in Britain has claimed to have developed a DNA analyzer hand-sized smart phone infectious diseases can be diagnosed as tuberculosis (TB) in planes 15-20 minutes. Running on a battery with solar power, the handheld low cost called “Q-Poc ‘can analyze biological samples submitted through a cartridge small size, The Guardian reported. Swabs […more]

Scientists find new biomarkers that offer hope for effective tuberculosis vaccine

Apr 12, 2016 | | Say something

A team of scientists led by the University of Oxford has made a discovery that may improve the chances of developing an effective vaccine tuberculosis (TB) . The researchers identified new biomarkers for tuberculosis have shown for the first time why the immunity of BCG vaccine widely used is so variable. Biomarkers also provide valuable […more]

Resistant tuberculosis fight multidrug-Doctor advice adopt better diagnosis algorithms

Mar 29, 2016 | | Say something

with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis emerging as a major obstacle in the fight against tuberculosis , doctors advocated the need for a collective movement to adopt appropriate diagnostic mechanisms that help in accurate diagnosis of strains resistant to drugs tuberculosis. leading specialists highlighted the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis drugs in West Bengal, claiming that many gaps […more]

Study emphasizes the need for advanced diagnostics to detect genital tuberculosis

Jan 22, 2016 | | Say something

The role of advanced diagnostics to detect genital tuberculosis , which is linked to infertility in humans, is extremely important, an expert said here on Thursday. A recent study by Indian Journal of Medical Research through a survey indicated that the number of women with genital tuberculosis in India increased to 30 percent in 2015 […more]

deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

Jan 20, 2015 | | Say something

London, Jan 20: in a groundbreaking finding an evolutionary geneticist at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of strain emerged in Asia more than 6,000 years. The study of nearly 5,000 samples of Mycobacterium tuberculosis worldwide showed how a strain of bacteria […more]