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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Latest Tuberculosis News and Research

Measuring metabolic 'fluxes' could help scientists advance new tuberculosis drugs

Measuring metabolic 'fluxes' could help scientists advance new tuberculosis drugs

Study discovers harmful inflammatory protein in patients with symptomatic tuberculosis

Study discovers harmful inflammatory protein in patients with symptomatic tuberculosis

High rates of TB in Latin American prisons constitute a “health and human rights crisis”, warns study

High rates of TB in Latin American prisons constitute a “health and human rights crisis”, warns study

New findings on the support and barriers to combat TB in high-burden countries

New findings on the support and barriers to combat TB in high-burden countries

Designing effective multidrug-resistant-TB treatments based on DNA sequencing

Designing effective multidrug-resistant-TB treatments based on DNA sequencing

Fighting malaria in 2021: Where are we now and where are we going?

Fighting malaria in 2021: Where are we now and where are we going?

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Widely available HIV testing and treatment services increase life expectancy

Widely available HIV testing and treatment services increase life expectancy

Overwhelming evidence SARS-CoV-2 is airborne

Overwhelming evidence SARS-CoV-2 is airborne

Study reveals new lineage of tuberculosis-causing bacteria in the eastern part of the continent

Study reveals new lineage of tuberculosis-causing bacteria in the eastern part of the continent

Researchers unravel the molecular basis of how Mtb uses and transports an essential sugar

Researchers unravel the molecular basis of how Mtb uses and transports an essential sugar

New discovery offers hope for improving treatments for tuberculosis

New discovery offers hope for improving treatments for tuberculosis

Novel protein transport system mediates toxin secretion by tuberculosis pathogen

Novel protein transport system mediates toxin secretion by tuberculosis pathogen

Study reveals molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Study reveals molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Purdue researchers use malaria expertise to track COVID-19 in Indiana

Purdue researchers use malaria expertise to track COVID-19 in Indiana

Breath Analysis: How Could it Improve Healthcare and Diagnosis?

Breath Analysis: How Could it Improve Healthcare and Diagnosis?

Study highlights the importance of benzothiazole in TB treatment regimens

Study highlights the importance of benzothiazole in TB treatment regimens

DNMT3a plays a key role in regulating HSC responses to infections

DNMT3a plays a key role in regulating HSC responses to infections

Delays in TB diagnosis often exceed WHO’s recommendations, shows study

Delays in TB diagnosis often exceed WHO’s recommendations, shows study

COVID-19 sets back TB progress by a decade, shows WHO report

COVID-19 sets back TB progress by a decade, shows WHO report