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Natural defense mechanism against TB discovered

London - A new study from London’s Francis Crick Institute shows how the human body protects itself from the bacterium that causes the disease tuberculosis. This could open up a new way for fighting the disease.

Training rats to sniff out TB sufferers

East African researchers are considering using the highly developed sense of smell of rats to screen for tuberculosis among prisoners in the crowded prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique.

New research to improve tuberculosis drugs

New clues to understanding how the most important medication for tuberculosis (TB) works may lead to a new generation of medicines to fight the virulent bacterium.

New TB drug in development

Researchers have modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis. This is seen as an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues and treat serious global diseases.

Leprosy is the oldest ever human disease

New research suggests that leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is the oldest ever disease to infect humans, with roots that likely stem back millions of years.

Vitamin C can be effective against the TB bacterium

Researchers have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding could lead to new treatments.

Portable device for detecting TB

A medical device developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose the bacterial infection tuberculosis (TB).

Fight against TB requires ‘visionary leadership’

An international group of doctors and scientists have stated that a ‘visionary leadership’ is needed to tackle the renewed global risk of tuberculosis.
 

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Microfluidic Device for Rapid TB Diagnosis
Microfluidic Device for Rapid TB Diagnosis
Massachusetts General Hospital