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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.
Trimming fat overcomes one of the major obstacles to drug design

Trimming fat overcomes one of the major obstacles to drug design

Electrochemical DNA chip that is able to detect DNA at very low concentrations

Electrochemical DNA chip that is able to detect DNA at very low concentrations

Oral administration of saline spray may stop spread of influenza, tuberculosis, and SARS

Oral administration of saline spray may stop spread of influenza, tuberculosis, and SARS

Rifampicin can prevent the formation of protein fibrils associated with Parkinson's disease

Rifampicin can prevent the formation of protein fibrils associated with Parkinson's disease

Moldova making progress in fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

Moldova making progress in fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

Crystals may help to revolutionise drug discovery

Crystals may help to revolutionise drug discovery

Biotoxin from puffer fish may provide treatment for opioid withdrawal

Biotoxin from puffer fish may provide treatment for opioid withdrawal

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

D-cycloserine (DCS), used in concert with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for some anxiety-related disorders

D-cycloserine (DCS), used in concert with psychotherapy, is an effective treatment for some anxiety-related disorders

Study shows possible solution to the current flu vaccine shortage

Study shows possible solution to the current flu vaccine shortage

$73 million to tackle infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and influenza

$73 million to tackle infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and influenza

A radical change is needed in the way TB is tackled globally

A radical change is needed in the way TB is tackled globally

The first new TB vaccine for more than 80 years has successfully come through safety trials in the UK

The first new TB vaccine for more than 80 years has successfully come through safety trials in the UK

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Tabletop DNA test laboratory cuts disease diagnosis down to 30 minutes

Research findings will likely aid efforts to develop a vaccine for Leishmania major

Research findings will likely aid efforts to develop a vaccine for Leishmania major

EU to spend €188 million tackling animal diseases such as BSE

EU to spend €188 million tackling animal diseases such as BSE

Discovery of a central memory form of helper T cells that can offer immunity to leishmaniasis

Discovery of a central memory form of helper T cells that can offer immunity to leishmaniasis

Britain's Chief Medical Officer has announced new measures to tackle and eliminate tuberculosis in Britain

Britain's Chief Medical Officer has announced new measures to tackle and eliminate tuberculosis in Britain

Circulation of ‘disaster myths’ in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies

Circulation of ‘disaster myths’ in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies

Imperative that strategies to control tuberculosis include measures to treat individuals with MDR disease

Imperative that strategies to control tuberculosis include measures to treat individuals with MDR disease