Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How damaging immune cells develop during tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological interventions, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Valentina ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Activity of two genes able to predict active tuberculosis

The closer the contact someone has with individuals with tuberculosis, the more likely they are to become infected with the pathogen. However, only about five to ten percent of people infected with the pathogen go on to develop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. ...

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Possible breakthrough in tuberculosis research on the horizon

"New weapon in fight against the deadliest disease! Medicine can be used to treat existing illness and prevent reoccurrence." These headlines were published 125 years ago and shook up not only the world of science and medicine, ...

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CDC: TB potentially passed from zoo elephants to people

(HealthDay)‚ÄĒTransmission of tuberculosis from infected captive elephants to humans may be possible with long-term, close contact with the animals, according to research published in the Jan. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

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