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A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis.
Two new methods to diagnosing tuberculosis, an endemic infectious disease, can be used in poor countries.
British medical scientists say the discovery of a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria might lead to new anti-TB drugs. Until now it was thought that M. tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients were rapidly multiplying.
A ubiquitous bacterial strain thought to be uninvolved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in fact is responsible for 2-4 million flare-ups of the condition that occur annually in the United States, researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown.
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