Tuberculosis

Sequencing tuberculosis strain genomes

(Medical Xpress)—The use of whole genome sequencing to identify different strains of bacteria which cause tuberculosis may unlock the door to improved treatments and more accurate clinical trials, according to a new international ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Could a vaccine help ward off multiple sclerosis?

A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study published in the December 4, 2013, ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Sustainable science to promote health in Africa

When someone is diagnosed with HIV in western Kenya, chances are he will get help from FACES, a network of clinics that takes a family-focused approach to prevention, care and treatment of the virus.

Dec 04, 2013
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