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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. If you think you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests as soon as possible. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.
MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

MIT researchers discover new way to make bacteria vulnerable to existing antibiotics

Malaria parasite employs active strategy to deceive the immune system

Malaria parasite employs active strategy to deceive the immune system

Microbiologists find deadly cryptococcal fungi in public spaces in South Africa

Microbiologists find deadly cryptococcal fungi in public spaces in South Africa

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Research could contribute to development of therapeutic drug and vaccine against malaria

Research could contribute to development of therapeutic drug and vaccine against malaria

Over half of reported HIV diagnoses in Europe happen in late stage of infection

Over half of reported HIV diagnoses in Europe happen in late stage of infection

Researchers tackling deadly TB discuss the way forward in treatment and prevention

Researchers tackling deadly TB discuss the way forward in treatment and prevention

Scientists take major step forward in research efforts to develop TB vaccine

Scientists take major step forward in research efforts to develop TB vaccine

Researchers find new way to boost cancer-destroying ability of T-cells

Researchers find new way to boost cancer-destroying ability of T-cells

New model provides better understanding of epidemic spreading in realistic circumstances

New model provides better understanding of epidemic spreading in realistic circumstances

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

Comprehensive study of health in India finds improvements, but major inequalities between states

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

Leading organizations call for responsible use of antibiotics to combat rising drug resistance

Leading organizations call for responsible use of antibiotics to combat rising drug resistance

Researchers catch killer cells red-handed in the act of microbial murder

Researchers catch killer cells red-handed in the act of microbial murder

Scientists make significant advance towards creating commercially viable superbug-killing antibiotic

Scientists make significant advance towards creating commercially viable superbug-killing antibiotic

Malaria detection using breath analyzers

Malaria detection using breath analyzers

Using biologics during pregnancy may not raise infant's risk for opportunistic infections

Using biologics during pregnancy may not raise infant's risk for opportunistic infections

Scientists solve decade-old mystery that could lead to development of new treatments for TB

Scientists solve decade-old mystery that could lead to development of new treatments for TB

Neutron crystallography study could open avenues for new drugs to battle diseases

Neutron crystallography study could open avenues for new drugs to battle diseases

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics