Lung health , tuberculosis and neurons in the mucosal tissue that detect infection

 

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AN INTERNAL FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: WHY THESE AMISH LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation in an extended Amish family that allow them to live 10 percent longer and have 10 percent longer telomeres than other Amish kindred members who do not have the mutation. People with this mutation also have a lower diabetes risk and lower vascular aging, researchers note. READ MORE…
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CHICKENPOX VIRUS FATAL IN NEWLY DISCOVERED IMMUNODEFICIENCY

Researchers at Aarhus University have identified a mutation in an immune system sensor that can result in chicken pox infection becoming fatal. According to the study, immune cells in those with extreme reaction to VZV neither detected the virus nor activated the immune system. The findings shed light on why some people are more susceptible to infections than others.  READ MORE…

WHO | Tuberculosis (TB) – World Health Organization

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26 January 2018 – Countries and partners at the 142nd World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB), adopted a Resolution yesterday in support of the upcoming UN General Assembly high-level meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis (TB). The Resolution included a request to WHO to work with key stakeholders to …

Tuberculosis | TB | TB Test| MedlinePlus

https://medlineplus.gov › Health Topics

Feb 21, 2018 – Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India – Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/supercharged-tuberculosis-made-in-india1/

Many of these patients, like 19-year-old Nisha, an engineering student from the central state of Madhya Pradesh, have tuberculosis (TB). Nisha, who asked that her real name be withheld, has been treated for lung problems for more than a year, only to learn that inaccurate diagnoses and prescription errors …

Tuberculosis | Nature Reviews Disease Primers

https://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201676

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease caused by organisms of the Mycobacteriumtuberculosis complex. Although primarily a pulmonary pathogen, M. tuberculosis can cause disease in almost any part of the body. Infection with M. tuberculosis can evolve from containment in the host, in which …

The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/tuberculosis-doomsday…/494108/

Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains of the disease spread across the globe, it’s getting harder to wipe out. In the next three decades, drug-resistant strains of the bacteria could drive up tuberculosis deaths by 2.4 million per year—to some 4 million fatalities annually—according …

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