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TB Vaccine Gets Its Groove Back: Study

A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators has cracked one of clinical medicine’s enduring mysteries – what happened to the tuberculosis vaccine. The once-effective vaccine no longer prevents the bacterial lung infection that kills more than 1.7 million people...

Published on 20 May 2009, 05:02

Genetic Variants Predict Recurrence of Bladder Cancer, Patient Survival

M. D. Anderson researchers creating a blueprint to predict risk and target treatment.Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered genetic variations in the inflammation pathway that reduce the likelihood of recurrence and increase survival of...

Published on 20 April 2009, 14:12

Dramatically backlit dust in giant galaxy

07-Apr-2009: A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and glittering globular clusters in oddball galaxy NGC 7049.The NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 7049, a mysterious looking galaxy on the border between spiral and elliptical galaxies. NGC...

Published on 7 April 2009, 03:59

Ancient immune function boosts old vaccine's effect

HOUSTON -- (March 1, 2009) -- Can an ancient immune function boost an inefficient 20th century TB vaccine to 21st century effectiveness?Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston think a process called autophagy might spur that improvement....

Published on 1 March 2009, 13:03