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Search for a better tuberculosis vaccine underway

Efforts by a team of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers to expedite the discovery of a new and improved tuberculosis vaccine were featured in an August 18, 2017 STAT article. The article highlighted work by…

New finding could aid fight against tuberculosis

A single protein appears responsible for the ability of some tuberculosis-causing bacteria to evade antibiotics, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The finding suggests that blocking this protein may help shorten…

India’s potential to beat tuberculosis

One-quarter of the world’s tuberculosis cases are in India, and the disease kills one Indian every 90 seconds. But India—strong in TB research and in technological and pharmaceutical capacity—has the potential to make great progress against TB, say…

Improving health among homeless people

April 20, 2016 – During the decade she spent as a physician assistant at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Jill Roncarati saw, up close and personal, the ravages people suffered when they had no place to live.…

In pursuit of an elusive foe

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are experts at survival, allowing the disease to persist even when faced with the immune system and drugs. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Sarah Fortune is on a mission to figure out…

Stopping tuberculosis requires new strategy

Past decades’ reliance on biomedical solutions has not worked; ‘biosocial’ approach needed For immediate release: October 26, 2015 Boston, MA ─ Unless there is a major shift in the way the world fights tuberculosis—from a reliance on biomedical…