One of the world’s most deadly diseases, tuberculosis, primarily a lung disease, infects more than 8 million people and is responsible for 1.5 million deaths each year. According to the … Continue Reading Previously unknown method of tuberculosis infection identified.
Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and it affects over 12 million people globally. When the bacterium infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how … Continue Reading Researchers identify how tuberculosis uses precision medicine to trick the immune system.
A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified how an enzyme involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial pathogen that infects … Continue Reading Multiple studies show that immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection.
Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB), many of whom live in Africa, are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while … Continue Reading Newly identified blood biomarkers predict early death, complications in HIV patients with TB.
The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance, when infectious bacteria evolve to evade drugs designed to control them, is a pressing public health concern. Each year two million Americans acquire antibiotic-resistant … Continue Reading Researchers identify target against MRSA, gram-positive infections using precision genetics.
One of the roadblocks to the eradication of tuberculosis (TB) is the difficulty in identifying patients with latent TB infections. Neither the tuberculin skin test nor interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) … Continue Reading New whole blood assay is the first to identify latent TB infections.