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Mari
- 1153 days ago - worldcommunitygrid.org
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world's population is currently infected, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization



   

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Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:36 am
Please Help Stop TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world's population is currently infected, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization now ranks TB alongside HIV as the world's deadliest infectious disease. Through Help Stop TB, researchers are using World Community Grid to help fight this deadly disease.
Background
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a slow killer, often remaining dormant for long periods of time before seizing an opportunity to turn into active TB disease. Poor nutrition, old age or a weakened immune system can all precipitate the onset of active TB. It is an airborne disease, most often spreading from one person to another via a droplet from a cough entering someone's lungs. Symptoms can start with cough, weight loss, and fever, developing into difficulty breathing and coughing up blood, and can spread to other organs.
Problem
Although a vaccine and several drugs have been developed to help combat TB, the TB bacterium has been evolving resistance to available treatments. Drug treatment can last up to two years, but when patients interrupt or discontinue treatment, the bacteria can develop resistance. This, along with inconsistent availability of drugs, and increased risk of infection for HIV patients with weakened immune systems, have all contributed to a resurgence of the disease. Nearly half of European cases are now resistant to at least one drug, and 4% of all cases worldwide are resistant to a combination of drugs.
Proposed Solution
The bacterium has an unusual coat which protects it from many drugs and the patient's immune system. Among the fats, sugars and proteins in this coat, the TB bacterium contains a type of fatty molecules called mycolic acids. Help Stop TB will use the massive amount of computing power donated by World Community Grid members to simulate the behavior of these molecules in their many configurations to better understand how they offer protection to the TB bacteria. Scientists hope to use the resulting information to finally develop better treatments for this deadly disease.

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Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:38 am
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world's population is currently infected, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization now ranks TB alongside HIV as the world's deadliest infectious disease. Through Help Stop TB, researchers are using World Community Grid to help fight this deadly disease.

Background
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a slow killer, often remaining dormant for long periods of time before seizing an opportunity to turn into active TB disease. Poor nutrition, old age or a weakened immune system can all precipitate the onset of active TB. It is an airborne disease, most often spreading from one person to another via a droplet from a cough entering someone's lungs. Symptoms can start with cough, weight loss, and fever, developing into difficulty breathing and coughing up blood, and can spread to other organs.

Problem
Although a vaccine and several drugs have been developed to help combat TB, the TB bacterium has been evolving resistance to available treatments. Drug treatment can last up to two years, but when patients interrupt or discontinue treatment, the bacteria can develop resistance. This, along with inconsistent availability of drugs, and increased risk of infection for HIV patients with weakened immune systems, have all contributed to a resurgence of the disease. Nearly half of European cases are now resistant to at least one drug, and 4% of all cases worldwide are resistant to a combination of drugs.
Proposed Solution
The bacterium has an unusual coat which protects it from many drugs and the patient's immune system. Among the fats, sugars and proteins in this coat, the TB bacterium contains a type of fatty molecules called mycolic acids. Help Stop TB will use the massive amount of computing power donated by World Community Grid members to simulate the behavior of these molecules in their many configurations to better understand how they offer protection to the TB bacteria. Scientists hope to use the resulting information to finally develop better treatments for this deadly disease.
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:54 am
Noted
Thanx Mari's
 

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 6:08 am
Ooops sorry didn't know it posted twice above and Welcome! Please share!!
 

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 6:18 am
If you Note the news please leave a comment so I can send you a star. The page is stuck on Loading Noted By...Please Wait and it won't show me who noted it or not. Ty
 

Donna T (0)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 7:08 am
thank you
 

. (0)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 8:15 am
TYFS Mari´s
 

Ben O (131)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 8:21 am
Today is World Tuberculosis Day...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 9:04 am
Very informative-thanks Mari
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 2:26 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 3:45 pm
sadly the Boostrix vaccine here in Australia is out of stock, every time I ask for it the pharmacist says it is still not available anywhere in Australia !
seems there is an organized shortage by big pharma...
 

Chris Otahal (507)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 4:50 pm
cool!
 

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:09 pm
Woooohooo!!!! _WE_ You made the C2NN Front Page! tyvm all!

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Mari 's (1356)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 5:22 pm
Someone who can manage it properly needs to make a Care2 Boinc Team
 

Patricia E G (52)
Thursday March 24, 2016, 9:13 pm
When I contracted Tuberculosis in 2014, I had to have surgery
to remove the TB from my lung. I was fortunate that it was
detected early and that only a portion of my lung was removed.
I spent 2 weeks in hospitalized isolation where I endured daily
X-rays, blood tests and sputem checks. When released, it was
a routine of trips to the Dept. of Health and taking 4 antibiotics
everyday that made me violently sick for months. I had to leave
the neighborhood where I know I contracted it from. It is so easy
to catch from people who don't even know that they have it.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 25, 2016, 1:04 am
I knew two old women who repeatedly told me (and I wrote much of it down in the '50's), when they were young, cured themselves of TB (upper lobe lung) by sitting with chest exposed to the sun daily. One only added much rest, relaxation, good diet, months away from family in the Arizona dry countryside.
I'll tell you what the other added, as it must have been more advanced and she had gone through botched surgery a year or so earlier and was determined not to let them finish the job. Regime--a leisurely long walk every morning, rain or shine. A few months of sitting with chest exposed to sun (all else shaded), while doing a breath exercise. She said, take a deep breath and hold it as long as you can. Then, slowly breath it out-- then, also push and blow to get every bit out. Do it several times a day and it increases lung capacity. She took the only popular "One-A-Day" multi-vitamin, and extra Vit. D and C, eating mostly fresh vegetables and fruits, lots of stewed red kidney beans with as much onion, garlic and huge amount of freshly grated horseradish in it; a little fish, seafood, (had set aside meats, sweets, caffeine, fats, salt), was drinking slews of spring water, putting tons of cayenne, ginger and turmeric in drinks and food daily.
Slept 7-8 hours, plus an hour's nap, took various things to spike her immune system (I wrote it down somewhere), ate many antioxidant local blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, red raspberries). Drank tea made of lots of freshly grated ginger with fresh lemon juice, cinnamon and clove added.
Drank "Switchel"--I have her recipes, as she made it differently for folks who had to work in the hot sun.
She put a turpentine, menthol, aloe vera, prickly pine, with oils of pine, myrrh, eucalyptus, lemon, thyme, lavender (and some other oils I'd have to look up), in a dark blue decanter and inhaled deeply and often. She also massaged it over her entire affected area and back before bed.
It was summer and she ate raw tomatoes, garlic and apples very freely to strengthen lungs. She was a meditator and listened to calming music daily, usually before bed. Nearly 60 years later, when she passed, she left me her diaries and alternative medicine recipes. When she was a kid, an old lady had told her that she believed Earth gave us all we need to heal ourselves--natural flowers, trees, shrubs, spices, seeds, herbs, sunshine, crystals, elements, trace minerals and such. I never forgot that and I believe it to be truth.
 

Trish K (29)
Friday March 25, 2016, 12:54 pm
@ Janice Banks - you're sitting on a goldmine of information girl.
Someone at the publishing house will help you put it in book form.
I would love to read of her cures, ointments, attitudes and experience.
I was lucky to live in large Metro Areas when I was in my early 20's so I was exposed to TB and I always test positive. Doesn't mean I will ever get it. That said, the cure is worse than the disease. INH Therapy was given to me without speaking to my family Doc - a rush to treat - I turned yellow in a day and nearly died because of the very strong medicine that attacks the liver to eradicate the TB. I had liver disease. No one asked - no one told me the drugs could be fatal to people with liver disease.
I am old and jaded so if they are screaming about TB again, there must be a new drug they want everyone to take. TB is an ancient disease. TB is responsible for great Literature and Opera
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 25, 2016, 6:18 pm
PS--a bit more info, very condensed: USNEA a lichen that is a combo of algae and a fungus that live off one another so closely they look and act like a single plant, grows on oaks. Native Americans called it, "The Lungs Of The Earth". Effective for pneumonia, mycobacterium TB, other gram positive bacteria that cause lung problems. It is antiviral, particularly useful if you don't know if you have a bacterial or viral infection. Hippocrates suggested it for uterine problems. Chinese use it. The active ingredients are usnic, barbatic acids, 2 acids soluble in alcohol but not in water. Buy the hot extraction (alcohol). It has very high antibiotic/antiviral activity.
USNEA taken with an organic mushroom formula, such as "Host Defense Stamets 7" or "MycoPhyto" strengthen lungs and so so much more for overall health. Regulates body functions, addressed immune and autoimmune disorders, spikes immune system, for lungs--relaxes smooth muscles and strengthens. good for heart health. Restores vitality, energy. Enhances adrenaline without causing anxiety. Improves performance. Helps you recover quicker after exercise, helps high cholesterol, high trigls., irregular heartbeat, kidney failure, those who have frequent or chronic respiratory ailments.
There is so much more that a good organic mushroom formula, plus eating shiitakes, does. Including addressing cancer, as chemical lentinan reduces tumors and fights cancer. Helps the body make interferon. Treats candida albicans, asthma, environmental allergies. SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS: Buy 1 lb. dried. Soak handful in warm water until soft. Add slices to stir-fry or soups. Keep the soaking water and freeze in cube trays to add to soups, sauces. Also, eat fresh shiitakes. The Ming Dynasty used shiitakes for lung problems and to increase stamina--and now they're used for cancer. Other mushrooms address the lungs as well, like cordyceps--dso just take a formula and eat fresh or dried.
Quick condensed acupressure technique to clear lungs: travel up wrist along line of thumb, for 3 finger widths. "Lung 7" is at that point just under the bone that leads to outside of thumb. If tender, massage gently, but deeply, for a min. or 2. Repeat periodically throughout day.
I must stop somewhere. Ty Trish for the above comment---and thank you, Mari for this excellent posting.
 

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Sunday July 17, 2016, 1:32 am
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Monday September 12, 2016, 8:26 pm
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Saturday December 10, 2016, 2:05 am
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