Bob Yirka

Molecule effective in killing tuberculosis bacteria

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and one in France has found a molecule that is effective against tuberculosis. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group identifies the molecule and describes how well it worked when tested in vitro and in a mouse model. Valerie Mizrahi and Digby Warner with the University of Cape Town have authored a Perspective piece on the study in the same journal issue.

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Evidence of TB-like infection found in 245-million-year-old marine reptile

A team of researchers from Poland and the U.S. has found possible evidence of tuberculosis in a 245-million-year-old marine reptile. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study of the fossilized remains of a Proneusticosaurus silesiacus specimen and why they believe the creature had a TB-like disease.

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