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X-ray Experiments Contribute to Studies of a Drug Now Approved to Combat Tuberculosis

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic that, in combination with two existing antibiotics, can tackle…
TB: Early Trouble

September 5, 2019

While the vast majority of the 1.8 billion people infected with the TB bacterium never experience active disease,…
Thermally-stable TB vaccine closer to reality thanks to microscopic silica cages

August 12, 2019

Scientists working on a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine have achieved a major step forward by showing that a…
Nordic researches: a quarter of the world’s population at risk of developing tuberculosis

August 7, 2019

A new approach based on epidemiological evidence of latent tuberculosis shows that it will be extremely difficult to…
Lipid bodies help antibiotics to kill TB infections

July 3, 2019

Researchers are a step closer to better understanding how to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases tuberculosis…
NIH launches large TB prevention trial for people exposed to multidrug-resistant TB

June 26, 2019

A large clinical trial to assess treatments for preventing people at high risk from developing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)…
TB is changing. So is science.

June 25, 2019

For a time when Elizabeth Campbell was in her early 20s, any sweat that trickled down her brow…
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Researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

June 12, 2019

A scorpion native to Eastern Mexico may have more than just toxin in its sting. Researchers at Stanford…
To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

June 6, 2019

In the first days after the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are…
Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab

May 8, 2019

New strategy may improve treatment for deadly infection. About 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017,…
International $6M Grant to Study HIV/TB Coinfection in Kids

May 3, 2019

About a third of us are walking around with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) in our bodies,…
Got Resistance?

April 30, 2019

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis—the top infectious killer worldwide—is the bacterium’s ability to shapeshift rapidly and…
Tiny Earth: Advancing antibiotic discoveries through undergraduate research

April 30, 2019

More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics, and this resistance has become a focal point…
Researchers develop a simple new blood test for tuberculosis

April 3, 2019

Testing for tuberculosis is fairly straightforward in most cases, but existing tests don’t work for everyone because they…
Tiny Earth: Advancing antibiotic discoveries through undergraduate research

March 29, 2019

More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics, and this resistance has become a focal point…
Supercomputer Simulations Help Combat Tuberculosis (TB) Granulomas

March 26, 2019

The greatest cause of death due to infection globally is tuberculosis (TB). Two supercomputers – Comet at the San Diego…
Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

March 26, 2019

Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don’t, however,…
Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years

March 12, 2019

Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at an initial clinic visit were…
Multidrug-Resistant TB Successfully Treated with New Approaches in Conflict-Affected Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 6, 2019

A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter…
Findings from the George Institute could help reduce rates of tuberculosis worldwide

March 5, 2019

New evidence from The George Institute for Global Health could help reduce rates of tuberculosis in Vietnam, and…
Smartphone app allows tuberculosis patients to visit doctor’s office less frequently

February 25, 2019

Tuberculosis is a terrible lung disease, which kills thousands of people every year. We do have effective treatments,…
Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. Image credit NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Temperature-stable experimental tuberculosis vaccine enters clinical testing

January 28, 2019

Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental…
Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

January 25, 2019

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with…
Researchers develop new tuberculosis treatment

January 9, 2019

Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), St James Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, and Imperial College London…
Study identifies genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability

December 27, 2018

If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that…
Vacutainers for blood testing. Image credit: George Hodan via, CC0 Public Domain
Tuberculosis in the blood

December 10, 2018

Although a quarter of the world population is infected with the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, only about ten…
Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. Image credit NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

November 16, 2018

New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce…
Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis

November 13, 2018

For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the…
Machine Learning Identifies Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Tuberculosis-Causing Bacteria

October 27, 2018

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify…
A Copper Bullet for Tuberculosis

October 24, 2018

Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease. The bacteria hide from antibiotics inside the very immune cells that are supposed…
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