Illustration showing rod-shaped Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of a person with tuberculosis
Delayed T cell Response Allows Tuberculosis to Gain Foothold in Monkeys
The results could help guide the design of new vaccines for the disease.
Delayed T cell Response Allows Tuberculosis to Gain Foothold in Monkeys
Delayed T cell Response Allows Tuberculosis to Gain Foothold in Monkeys

The results could help guide the design of new vaccines for the disease.

The results could help guide the design of new vaccines for the disease.

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Illustration of the BCG vaccine and resulting immune response
Infographic: TB Vaccines in the Pipeline Take Varied Approaches
Anthony King | Jul 1, 2021
More than a dozen vaccines for tuberculosis are currently being tested in clinical trials. Some use whole bacteria as BCG does, while others deliver protein subunits or genetic material carried by viral vectors.  
False-colored micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis: The Forgotten Pandemic
Anthony King | Jul 1, 2021
This month marks the 100-year anniversary of BCG, still the only approved vaccine against the lethal pathogen. But there are new vaccines for this wily foe on the horizon.
Bile and Potatoes, 1921
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2021
One hundred years after its invention, BCG has stood the test of time as a vaccine against tuberculosis.
Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
A recent study elucidates some of the changes that occur in the body after inoculation with a tuberculosis vaccine.
How Some Vaccines Protect Against More than Their Targets
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
As researchers test existing vaccines for nonspecific protection against COVID-19, immunologists are working to understand how some inoculations protect against pathogens they weren’t designed to fend off.
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An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
Anthony King | May 4, 2020
Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.
New TB Vaccine Fails Trial
Dan Cossins | Feb 4, 2013
One of the most advanced tuberculosis vaccines has failed to protect infants from getting the disease in a clinical trial, but it may be effective in adults.
TB Vax for Bladder Cancer
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2012
How the bacteria found in a tuberculosis vaccine can improve the outcome of bladder cancer treatment