A novel phage-based blood assay has demonstrated its potential for identifying people at high-risk of developing tuberculosis, in addition to diagnosing established cases.
Innate lymphoid cells, a relatively newly discovered class of immune cells, play a pivotal role in controlling early tuberculosis infection, according to new research.
Phage therapy using genetically engineered bacteriophages has treated a 15-year-old girl who developed a drug-resistant infection following a lung transplant, as outlined in Nature Medicine.
The latest report from the ECDC and WHO has analysed the 2017 data for the European region, suggesting that despite an overall decline in the number of cases, TB remains a major public health challenge.
The UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis (TB) – a potential turning point to end the world’s leading infectious killer
Dr. Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, at the Stop TB Partnership, reflects on the UNHLM on TB outlining the progress that was made and what more needs to be done.
In line with World Tuberculosis Day 2019, we are hosting a Twitter chat #TalkTB with prominent experts in the field of tuberculosis on Thursday March 21 at 11:00 EDT / 15:00 GMT.
Find out more about the headlines from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2019 (CROI) in our round-up of conference news.
Researchers have investigated a toxin–antitoxin system in tuberculosis as a therapeutic target, providing the first high-resolution details.
Meeting report: Non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease at the 2018 International Congress of the European Respiratory Society
The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, 15–19 September, Paris (France), is the largest respiratory medicine meeting in the world. Find out about the latest research on non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) discussed at the 2018 congress in this report.
New data analysis of three clinical trials has suggested that a precision medicine approach could allow some pulmonary TB patients to have significantly shorter treatment periods.