Imperial College London

TB meningitis kills and damages nerve cells in brain through ‘overstimulation’

Study reveals how tuberculous meningitis (TBM) damages the nervous system along similar lines as chronic brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

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New blood tests for TB could accelerate diagnosis and save the NHS England money

Rapid blood tests used by the National Health Service (NHS) in England are unable to rule out tuberculosis (TB) and should be replaced with a new, more accurate test, a study has found.

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Ishita Marwah: “My aim is to create innovative solutions to tackle TB"

PhD student Ishita Marwah at Imperial College London won a President’s Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement for communicating the immunology of latent TB.

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Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB

Imperial scientists have found how a common antibiotic could help reduce lung destruction in people with Tuberculosis (TB).

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New insight into the progression of TB infection

Scientists have found evidence of a separate stage in tuberculosis (TB) infection, where people have no symptoms but are more likely to develop the full disease.

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International study suggests benefits of TB vaccine have been underestimated

The BCG vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis (TB) has a bigger role in protecting children than previously thought, according to an international study led by investigators at Imperial College London and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. BCG was understood to prevent severe illness from tuberculosis, but not to prevent infection with TB bacteria. Now data collected from five countries in Europe suggest that the vaccine is also effective at preventing infection.

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