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  • Tuberculosis: New insights into the pathogen

    Researchers at the University of Würzburg and the Spanish Cancer Research Centre have gained new insights into the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. The work published in Nature provides the basis for a new approach in antibiotic therapy. Tuberculosis is a highly contagious infectious disease that more

  • Evotec receives $ 23.8 m grant to join the global fight against tuberculosis

    Evotec SE announced that the company has entered into a five-year partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover new treatment regimens that better address tuberculosis (“TB”), a severe global health burden and one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide more

  • Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis

    For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been fighting back. When confronted with current drugs, such as the antibiotic rifamycin, the bacterium often mutates in ways that m more

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  • News at a glance

    SCI COMMUNIn science news around the world, the United Kingdom pulls the plug on plans for the world's first tidal energy lagoon, archaeologists raise alarm over unexcavated sites threatened by Arctic warming, U.S. President Donald Trump proposes a reorganization of federal agencies, and a Swiss pub more

  • Small RNA profiling in Mycobacterium tuberculosis identifies MrsI as necessary for an anticipatory iron sparing response [Microbiology]

    This work describes the most extensive discovery and functional characterization of small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis to date. We comprehensively define the sRNAs expressed in M. tuberculosis under five host-like stress conditions. This reference dataset comprehensively def more

  • Dark nights, bright stars

    At a time when HIV epidemics in Western Europe are shrinking, Russia's is growing by about 10% a year. Russia, in fact, between 2010 and 2015 accounted for more than 80% of all the new infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Not only has the country turned away assistance from The Global Fund more

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Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria , mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmo ... more


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