Tuberculosis

  • New blood test may improve TB diagnosis

    Researchers move a step closer to point-of-care diagnosis.

    By Biplab DasAn international research team has developed an inexpensive triage blood test that can distinguish act...

    Medicine October 24, 2019
  • Inducing TB to kill itself

    Cell study suggests new way to tackle killer disease.

    This is an image from a brutal and self-defeating civil war, and it just might point the way to a better treatment fo...

    Biology February 20, 2019
  • Drug-resistant strains of TB are local affairs

    TB may have emerged in Europe, but versions arise independently.

    European colonisation is responsible for spreading tuberculosis (TB) around the world, new research suggests, but the...

    Health October 17, 2018
  • Questions over ethics of TB trial involving 2800 babies

    Allegedly burying unfavourable animal test results ahead of a human clinical trial.

    A major investigation by the British Medical Journal has slammed Oxford University researchers for allegedly misrepre...

    Biology January 10, 2018
  • TB drug discovery paves way

    Potential to dramatically increase efficiency of drug discovery.

    The hunt for new drugs often involves checking and rechecking thousands of already identified compounds. If a compoun...

    Chemistry August 7, 2017
  • HIV drives evolution of tuberculosis bacterium

    Potentially serious implications for vaccine design.

    Tuberculoisis bacteria: co-infection with HIV seems to be driving evolution. Credit: Getty ImagesIt is well known t...

    Biology March 22, 2017
  • Drug-resistant TB rife in West Africa

    Multidrug-resistant TB is far higher than thought.

    X-ray of lungs and thorax with upper lobes – tuberculosis on both sides. Credit: Ernst-Georg KohoutResearchers have...

    Biology November 7, 2016
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