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A new vaccine considered to be the most advanced for tuberculosis among more than a dozen now in trials has failed its study. Researchers said they were disappointed by the results of the study, which showed that the vaccine offered little to no protection at all from TB.
Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases—tuberculosis—are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination.
Researchers recently discovered that a tuberculosis vaccine could decrease autoimmunity and boost insulin production in patients who have long-term Type 1 diabetes.
A phase I clinical trial has confirmed that use of a generic vaccine to raise levels of an immune system modulator can cause the death of autoimmune cells targeting the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas and temporarily restore insulin secretion in human patients with type 1 diabetes.
Mycobacterium bovis is a slow-growing, aerobic bacterium and the causative agent of tuberculosis in cattle. Similar to M. tuberculosis, M. bovis can jump the species barrier and cause tuberculosis in humans. It is estimated that M. bovis was responsible for more losses among farm animals than all other diseases combined in the first half of the 20th century. Infection happens after bacterium is ingested. It is generally transmitted to humans via infected milk. Actual human infections are...
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