Advanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adults
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  July 12, 2018  
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 Advanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adultsAdvanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent 'Beijing lineage' strain among young adults
 
LSTM's Dr Maxine Caws is co-lead investigator on an advanced genetics study published in Nature Genetics(link is external), which has shown that a virulent strain of tuberculosis (TB) has adapted to transmit among young adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
 
   Researchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's diseaseResearchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease
 
The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new collaborative study led by the Francis Crick Institute, Newcastle University and GSK.
 
   New study shows how vitamin A effectively supports lung immunity against TBNew study shows how vitamin A effectively supports lung immunity against TB
 
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to deal with tuberculosis
 
 Study reveals how M. tuberculosis escapes death in macrophages
 
Study reveals how M. tuberculosis escapes death in macrophagesThe bacteria that cause the devastating disease tuberculosis have the ability to escape destruction and grow after they are engulfed by lung macrophages, the immune cells that are supposed to destroy pathogens.
 
 
 Smart phone video app appears to be as effective as in-person visits for monitoring TB treatment
 
Smart phone video app appears to be as effective as in-person visits for monitoring TB treatmentJohns Hopkins researchers report success with a smart phone video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis treatment known as directly observed therapy, or DOT.
 
 
 Gene signature could improve early diagnosis of TB
 
Gene signature could improve early diagnosis of TBResearchers have identified a gene signature that could determine whether a person is going to develop TB, months before they show any symptoms.
 
 
 Disease tolerance is the key to treating TB, say experts
 
Disease tolerance is the key to treating TB, say expertsA new study from McGill University suggests it is the body’s ability to “tolerate” rather than “resist” TB infection that stops symptoms of the disease developing.