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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Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening linked to reduction in lung cancer mortality

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening linked to reduction in lung cancer mortality

Molecular underpinning of chronic bone infection in patients with mycobacterial disease revealed

Molecular underpinning of chronic bone infection in patients with mycobacterial disease revealed

AI can spot signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year earlier

AI can spot signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year earlier

Weill Cornell receives NIH support to advance TB research

Weill Cornell receives NIH support to advance TB research

Simple and rapid method measures T-cell immune response to SARS-CoV-2 virus

Simple and rapid method measures T-cell immune response to SARS-CoV-2 virus

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

ACTG announces positive data for monoclonal antibody combination therapy from the ACTIV-2 study

ACTG announces positive data for monoclonal antibody combination therapy from the ACTIV-2 study

New artificial blood vessel platform for predicting organ transplant rejection

New artificial blood vessel platform for predicting organ transplant rejection

New $14.5 million NIH grant to support research on HIV treatment and care in Central Africa

New $14.5 million NIH grant to support research on HIV treatment and care in Central Africa

VALIDATE Network’s TB vaccine work receives $1.5 million funding boost

VALIDATE Network’s TB vaccine work receives $1.5 million funding boost

Researchers create a novel strategy for developing an effective TB vaccine

Researchers create a novel strategy for developing an effective TB vaccine

Report outlines strong scientific foundations for taking actions to stop the next pandemic

Report outlines strong scientific foundations for taking actions to stop the next pandemic

Study finds new pair of gene variants that causes sudden onset of hypertension in pregnant women

Study finds new pair of gene variants that causes sudden onset of hypertension in pregnant women

Education and employment experiences in early adulthood play a role in later life cardiovascular health

Education and employment experiences in early adulthood play a role in later life cardiovascular health

Hard lessons from a city that tried to privatize public health

Hard lessons from a city that tried to privatize public health

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