Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB
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  June 22, 2017  
  Tuberculosis  
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 Low levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TBLow levels of vitamin A could be strong risk factor for TB
 
People with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.
 
 
 Newly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TBNewly discovered natural antibiotic could help fight against drug-resistant TB
 
The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases is rising globally. But a newly discovered natural antibiotic -- produced by bacteria from the lung infection in a cystic fibrosis patient -- could help fight these infections.
 
   Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitisScientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis
 
Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, help decide the best course of treatment, and provide clues for novel treatments, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town reveal.
 
   Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetesClinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes
 
Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes are being presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
 
 Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV
 
Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIVA plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug AZT, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Natural Compounds.