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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New reviews provide timely updates for scholars, professionals focused on antimicrobial research

New reviews provide timely updates for scholars, professionals focused on antimicrobial research

Researchers reveal how SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

Researchers reveal how SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

HIV and TB laboratory systems used to scale up COVID-19 testing in Africa

HIV and TB laboratory systems used to scale up COVID-19 testing in Africa

UC San Diego chosen to lead an international $28-million grant for HIV/AIDS clinical trials

UC San Diego chosen to lead an international $28-million grant for HIV/AIDS clinical trials

Mollusc-derived compounds potential medicines for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases

Mollusc-derived compounds potential medicines for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases

TDR and WHO develop interactive web-based research toolkit for TB care

TDR and WHO develop interactive web-based research toolkit for TB care

Overcoming pediatric drug-resistant TB crisis

Overcoming pediatric drug-resistant TB crisis

MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

Otsuka Pharmaceutical enters into global agreement with Columbia University School of Public Health

Otsuka Pharmaceutical enters into global agreement with Columbia University School of Public Health

Researchers develop lung-on-chip model to study the body’s response to early TB

Researchers develop lung-on-chip model to study the body’s response to early TB

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

American Lung Association strongly recommends everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving at home

American Lung Association strongly recommends everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving at home

Texas Biomed awarded $1 million to evaluate MAb therapeutics for COVID-19

Texas Biomed awarded $1 million to evaluate MAb therapeutics for COVID-19

TB researchers uncover crucial clue that explains antibiotic resistance in bacteria

TB researchers uncover crucial clue that explains antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Existing UV light technology has potential to be effective against Covid-19

Existing UV light technology has potential to be effective against Covid-19

Multi-faceted COVID-19 strategy can prevent infections, save lives in resource-challenged countries

Multi-faceted COVID-19 strategy can prevent infections, save lives in resource-challenged countries

High prevalence of cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in sub-Saharan Africa

High prevalence of cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in sub-Saharan Africa

VCU physician receives CHEST Foundation/ATS Research Grant in COVID and Diversity

VCU physician receives CHEST Foundation/ATS Research Grant in COVID and Diversity

Discovery of novel hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2

Discovery of novel hidden gene in SARS-CoV-2

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world

Trump’s anti-abortion zeal shook fragile health systems around the world