In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of the strain emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago.
A new biosensor can measure what is going on within HIV-infected cells in real-time and also provide insight on the interactions between the AIDS virus and the tuberculosis causing bacteria within the cells.
In a bid to eliminate Hepatitis disease, Delhi government has suggested that schools should devote at least an hour every month to spread awareness about the disease among students so that they can carry it forward in the society.
In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment for TB could work well in subsets of TB patients, but could not taken as a substitute for current 6 month standard treatment.
An Indian-origin scientist has developed a hand-held "lung flute" that allows patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to clear lung mucus simply by blowing into the respiratory device.
Detecting and characterising the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) could be a lot easier as researchers have developed a new diagnosis approach that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum (a technique called metagenomics).