TB
WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought
WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2014
A new report from the World Health Organization finds that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world than was estimated a year ago.
Outwitting the Perfect Pathogen
Outwitting the Perfect Pathogen
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
Tuberculosis is exquisitely adapted to the human body. Researchers need a new game plan for beating it.
TB Vaccine Protects Against MS
TB Vaccine Protects Against MS
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2013
A vaccine developed to ward off tuberculosis may help prevent symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.
Week in Review, May 20–24
Week in Review, May 20–24
Bob Grant | May 24, 2013
Journals plagiarizing journals; new immune cells combat diabetes; TB-killing vitamin C; analog cell computers; real time fish memory; ant-pitcher plant mutualism
Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria
Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria
Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013
The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Nsikan Akpan | Feb 5, 2013
Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.
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Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Comparing the protein profile of a 500-year-old Inca mummy to modern humans reveals an active lung infection prior to sacrifice.
 
Mummy's Little Secret
Mummy's Little Secret
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Preserved remains from the Andes yield clues about infectious diseases.
Sniffing Out TB
Sniffing Out TB
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2012
An African rat helps detect tuberculosis in Tanzania, prompting the Mozambique government to pursue a similar project.
Beating Drug-Resistant TB
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2012
Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.