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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.
Researchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease

Researchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease

Scientists decipher workings of little-understood bacterial riboswitch

Scientists decipher workings of little-understood bacterial riboswitch

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

MIT researchers develop new versatile plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Disease tolerance is the key to treating TB, say experts

Disease tolerance is the key to treating TB, say experts

Discovery could be used as starting point for development of new antibiotics

Discovery could be used as starting point for development of new antibiotics

UTHealth experts reveal how everyone can make a difference in infection control

UTHealth experts reveal how everyone can make a difference in infection control

Smart phone video app appears to be as effective as in-person visits for monitoring TB treatment

Smart phone video app appears to be as effective as in-person visits for monitoring TB treatment

GNA Biosolutions and project partners launch new research project to develop TB diagnostic platform for POC applications

GNA Biosolutions and project partners launch new research project to develop TB diagnostic platform for POC applications

Researchers use smartphone to diagnose people infected with Loa loa worm

Researchers use smartphone to diagnose people infected with Loa loa worm

Many European countries lack comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis

Many European countries lack comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis

New blood test accurately predicts development of TB two years before onset

New blood test accurately predicts development of TB two years before onset

Poverty linked to increased risk of death and disability from NCDs in lower income countries

Poverty linked to increased risk of death and disability from NCDs in lower income countries

Combined treatment prolongs survival in mouse models of malignant mesothelioma

Combined treatment prolongs survival in mouse models of malignant mesothelioma

New $3.2 million grant funds research to advance promising malaria vaccine

New $3.2 million grant funds research to advance promising malaria vaccine

Researchers develop unique technology to overcome global antibiotic resistance crisis

Researchers develop unique technology to overcome global antibiotic resistance crisis

Whole Genome Sequencing used as diagnostic solution for TB

Whole Genome Sequencing used as diagnostic solution for TB

One-month antibiotic regimen to prevent TB as safe, effective as nine-month therapy for HIV patients

One-month antibiotic regimen to prevent TB as safe, effective as nine-month therapy for HIV patients

Demographic characteristics can help identify immigrants at high risk of TB in Canada

Demographic characteristics can help identify immigrants at high risk of TB in Canada

Researchers create algorithm to reduce spread of infectious diseases

Researchers create algorithm to reduce spread of infectious diseases

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition