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HIV treatment and TB risk

Aug. 4, 2016—Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health problem, particularly among people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Study explores gene’s role in protecting HIV patients from TB

Mar. 17, 2016—An international research team led by scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has identified a genetic variant that protects people with HIV from developing active tuberculosis. The variant is near the gene encoding the infection-fighting cytokine IL-12.

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Slight chemical change may improve TB treatments: study

Feb. 11, 2016—One small chemical change to an existing antibacterial drug results in a compound that is more effective against its target enzyme in tuberculosis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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HHMI, Gates Foundation and Simons Foundation 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt is one of 220 institutions whose scholars are invited to apply to a new competition.

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Routine TB testing to resume Dec. 16

Dec. 12, 2013—Routine tuberculosis (TB) skin testing for Vanderbilt staff and faculty will resume Monday, Dec. 16, after temporarily being suspended since September due to a national shortage of the TB skin testing solution Tubersol.

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Preserving antibiotic arsenal for TB

Oct. 30, 2013—Clinicians should be cautious about prescribing newer fluoroquinolone antibiotics to patients with TB risk factors; doing so may jeopardize the use of these agents against TB.

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Shortage forces suspension of routine tuberculosis testing

Aug. 29, 2013—Due to a national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) test solution Tubersol, Occupational Health will temporarily suspend routine annual skin tests, effective Sept. 1, said Patricia Kinman, MSN, FNP-BC, manager of the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic

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Study lays groundwork for rational T cell vaccine design

May. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt University investigators have developed a new strategy for identifying the “bits” of a pathogen that spark a protective immune response.

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TB skin testing resumes for VU faculty, staff

May. 9, 2013—Routine TB skin testing, offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Occupational Health Clinic, has resumed, effective immediately.

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National shortage forces hiatus in routine TB testing

Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.

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New center to focus on treating, preventing TB

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University has established a tuberculosis center to expand and extend efforts to improve the treatment and prevention of this often fatal disease here and around the world.

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Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study

Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.

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