Tuberculosis

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.
What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a dreaded bacterial infection. It has been known to mankind since ancient ages. It was commonly called “consumption” at the turn of the last century because of the way the disease seemed to “consume” the individual it affected.

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China earns a malaria-free certification from WHO

China earns a malaria-free certification from WHO

A novel interferon-γ release assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cell response

A novel interferon-γ release assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cell response

Cell-analysis method could pave the way for new vaccine strategies against tuberculosis

Cell-analysis method could pave the way for new vaccine strategies against tuberculosis

Owlstone Medical publishes data on the use of face mask filters to capture viral particles for SARS-CoV-2 detection

Owlstone Medical publishes data on the use of face mask filters to capture viral particles for SARS-CoV-2 detection

New consortium launched to advance anti-tuberculosis science

New consortium launched to advance anti-tuberculosis science

Researchers examine the effect of silicon intake on lung morphology of rodents

Researchers examine the effect of silicon intake on lung morphology of rodents

Study opens up new opportunities for controlling tuberculosis

Study opens up new opportunities for controlling tuberculosis

Repurposed drugs for COVID-19 treatment identified through virtual screening and cell-based assays

Repurposed drugs for COVID-19 treatment identified through virtual screening and cell-based assays

Study addresses potential interrelations between AID/APOBECs and the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Study addresses potential interrelations between AID/APOBECs and the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Researchers determine molecular structure of bacterial protein complex critical for tuberculosis

Researchers determine molecular structure of bacterial protein complex critical for tuberculosis

Could polio vaccines induce cross-reactive antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2?

Could polio vaccines induce cross-reactive antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2?

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

Combination of doxycycline and TB drug treatment reduces the size of lung cavities

New program reveals high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled diseases in rural South Africa

New program reveals high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled diseases in rural South Africa

WHO estimates suicide as one of the leading causes of death

WHO estimates suicide as one of the leading causes of death

Deep learning could transform the ability to accurately interpret HIV test results

Deep learning could transform the ability to accurately interpret HIV test results

Texas Biomed scientists receive $1 million NIH funding for Ebola research

Texas Biomed scientists receive $1 million NIH funding for Ebola research

Study validates accuracy of new molecular test for tuberculosis diagnosis

Study validates accuracy of new molecular test for tuberculosis diagnosis

Novel altruistic stem cell defense mechanism may be targeted to develop new COVID-19 vaccines

Novel altruistic stem cell defense mechanism may be targeted to develop new COVID-19 vaccines

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19