News tagged with tuberculosis

Sugar synthesis hits the sweet spot

A new strategy for synthesizing the kind of complex molecules that certain bacteria use to build their protective cell walls has been developed by Akihiro Ishiwata and Yukishige Ito from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Biochemistry
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New discovery gives tuberculosis vaccine a shot in the arm

A new article appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology may lead to improvements in the efficacy of the current tuberculosis vaccine. Specifically, a team of Italian researchers discovered a new ...

dateFeb 26, 2009 in
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TB vaccine enters new clinical trials

( -- The world’s leading candidate for a tuberculosis vaccine, developed at the University of Oxford, is to enter Phase IIb proof-of-concept clinical trials, making it the first TB candidate vaccine for more ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Medications
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Another iron in the fire

A tiny protein has been identified by University of California researchers as a possible alternate route for tuberculosis to spread in the human body – which could lead to better treatments for one of the world’s ...