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Lungs and Respiration :
Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious and often deadly disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary or lung tuberculosis.

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New Approach Discovered to Beat Tuberculosis
Scientists from Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with new strategies in order to beat tuberculosis.

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New Strategies for Killing TB Bacterium Highlighted in Research
Previous research has highlighted that a class of compounds called ADEPs (cyclic acyldepsipeptides) is a promising new weapon in the fight against dru.....
Effectiveness of TB Diagnostics Assessed With Modelling Approach
A novel modelling approach has been used to project the effects of new diagnostic methods and algorithms for the diagnosis of tuberculosis by experts .....
New DNA Sequencing Method to Diagnose Tuberculosis Developed
A new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum (a technique called metagenomics) t.....
Simple Fast-track Breath Test to Show Patient's TB Status Coming Soon
Scientists are working on a simple breath test that may one day show whether someone has a strain of tuberculosis that will respond to a frontline ant.....


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