tuberculosis

12th Jun 2019

Fujifilm, FIND Developing Urine-Based, Point-of-Care TB Test With Higher Accuracy

Jun 12, 2019  | Madeleine Johnson NEW YORK (360 Dx) – Tuberculosis infection is the most common cause of death for people living with HIV globally, but […]
18th Apr 2019
Injection

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds

Researchers from the University of Cape Town have found that the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera could potentially increase women’s risk of contracting TB. A breakthrough study by […]
15th Apr 2019
depo-provera

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has […]
17th Sep 2018

EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

Photo: Prof. Tanner, Prof. Keertan Dheda, Dr Simão Prof Dheda was presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize at the EDCTP opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum […]
31st Mar 2017

Do cough mixtures really work?

You know you have a cough coming on – your chest starts to feel tight and there’s a constant tickle in your throat. So you head […]
25th Mar 2017

Drug-resistant Tuberculosis threatens decades of progress, doctors warn

The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in […]
9th Feb 2017

DNA test uncovers hidden TB cases

Tuberculosis has killed more than a billion people over the last two centuries. A new UCT-led study had the myriad undiagnosed cases of the highly infectious […]
20th Jan 2017

DNA-based detection test improves battle strategy against TB by finding undiagnosed cases in the community

Cape Town | A recent randomized controlled trial revealed that 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new diagnostic tool (GeneXpert MTB/RIF) was used […]