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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Tuberculosis in Zebrafish

TB in zebrafish give insight into how TB develops in humans
Tuberculosis in Zebrafish Research with tiny zebrafish larvae is revealing details about the infection process underlying the spread of tuberculosis (TB) that could lead to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/tuberculosis-in-zebrafish/

Modified bacterium protects against TB

Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown.
Mice infected with a genetically modified relative of the tuberculosis bacterium became immune to tuberculosis, a new study has shown. The finding represents a novel way of making… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/modified-bacterium-protects-against-tb/

How TB destroys lungs

GM mice have helped identify a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB).
GM mice have helped identify a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB). Medicines that inhibit this enzyme are already available, so may be able to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-tb-destroys-lungs/

HIV-like virus cured in mice

Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice.
Scientists have used a hormone to completely remove a HIV like virus from mice. When researchers gave the hormone, called IL-7, to mice it boosted their immune response to the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/hiv-like-virus-cured-in-mice/

Rats sniff out tuberculosis

Gambian pouched rats are being used by scientists to sniff out tuberculosis in mucus samples.
Gambian pouched rats are being used by scientists to sniff out tuberculosis in mucus samples. The new method could provide a quick and cheap way to detect the disease in the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rats-sniff-out-tuberculosis/

TB and leprosy resistance gene link

A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans.
A new gene variant that increases resistance to diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy, has been identified from studies on zebrafish and humans. Both diseases are… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/tb-and-leprosy-resistance-gene-link/

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