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Sanofi Commitment to Research and Develop TB Treatments, Diagnostics and Vaccines Spans More than 50 Years BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec.
Results of a new study suggest that three new diagnostic tests could each be used to successfully diagnose drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients in a quarter of the time taken by the current method.
Minor mutations in DNA code can make for major malfunctions and a breakthrough technique has allowed scientists to spot genetic changes with greater precision than ever.
A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains.
Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered that the process bacteria undergo when they become drug resistant can act as a powerful tool for drug discovery.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species in the genus Mycobacterium and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Robert Koch first discovered it in 1882 and that it had an unusual, waxy coating on the cell surface which makes them impossible to Gram stain. M. tuberculosis is highly aerobic and requires high levels of oxygen. It generally infects the respiratory system of mammals. Tuberculin skin test, acid-fast stain, and chest radiographs are the most...