tuberculosis
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours
Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2017
The new test could improve upon two current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.
Toward Breaking the Cold Chain
Toward Breaking the Cold Chain
Kerry Grens | Jan 24, 2017
Research efforts aim to obviate the need for vaccine refrigeration.
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2016
Researchers in the U.K. report that badgers may be passing tuberculosis to farm animals not through direct contact, as was previously suspected, but through exposure to urine and feces.
TB over Time
TB over Time
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.
TB Traces
TB Traces
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Take a trip to the mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, to see the human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe.
Engineering TB-Resistant Cows
Engineering TB-Resistant Cows
Jenny Rood | Mar 3, 2015
Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.
Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time
Tracking Tuberculosis Over Time
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015
Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant lineage pinpoints historical correlations with human events.
New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria
New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 7, 2015
Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.