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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. If you think you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests as soon as possible. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.
Study discovers new antibiotics effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis

Study discovers new antibiotics effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis

Research shows how current drugs impact bacterial physiology

Research shows how current drugs impact bacterial physiology

Researchers analyze the first-ever effectively sequenced the Pompeiian human genome

Researchers analyze the first-ever effectively sequenced the Pompeiian human genome

Scientists detect rare genetic signs of drug-resistant tuberculosis with the aim to stop disease progression

Scientists detect rare genetic signs of drug-resistant tuberculosis with the aim to stop disease progression

Discovery could help break the cycle of rapid transmission of TB

Discovery could help break the cycle of rapid transmission of TB

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Researchers discover a unique technique to fight hospital-borne disease

Researchers discover a unique technique to fight hospital-borne disease

Tuberculosis causes early epigenetic aging in cells, study finds

Tuberculosis causes early epigenetic aging in cells, study finds

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Ancient DNA research tracks tuberculosis transmission chains

Ancient DNA research tracks tuberculosis transmission chains

Understanding mutational bias helps scientists predict how pathogens develop resistance to drugs

Understanding mutational bias helps scientists predict how pathogens develop resistance to drugs

Study findings open new avenues for research into host-directed therapies for TB

Study findings open new avenues for research into host-directed therapies for TB

Intracellular pathogens trick the host’s immune system to evade destruction

Intracellular pathogens trick the host’s immune system to evade destruction

Scientists design an open microfluidic system for excellent recovery of purified DNA

Scientists design an open microfluidic system for excellent recovery of purified DNA

Scientists visualize protein machinery of respiration with unparalleled precision

Scientists visualize protein machinery of respiration with unparalleled precision

New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

Researchers develop a novel sensor to detect chemical changes in immune cells

Researchers develop a novel sensor to detect chemical changes in immune cells

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Study reveals strong link between infection rates and authoritarian attitudes, governance

Combining bacteriophages with antibiotics to treat antibiotic-resistant infections

Combining bacteriophages with antibiotics to treat antibiotic-resistant infections