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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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Rats Sniff Out Tuberculosis to Save Lives
Scientists say that the sniffing abilities of rats can help detect tuberculosis (TB) in sputum samples more efficiently and at a lower cost than lab.....
New Weapons Against Multidrug Resistance in Tuberculosis Discovered
Two small molecules that could overcome the multidrug resistance of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis have been discovered by scientists.
TB Vaccines Aimed at Teens and Adults can Help End Disease by 2050
New vaccines developed for adults will help eradicate Tuberculosis faster, claim researchers.

Scientists at the London School of Hygiene .....
Eliminating TB by 2050 With New Vaccines Targeting Adults and Teens
New vaccines that can be developed for adults and adolescents instead of those for infants is the best way to meet the targets to eliminate tuberculos.....
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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Screening Tests for Tuberculosis
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