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Researchers develop an injectable, long-acting medication delivery method for tuberculosis

Research on animal models, which was reported in the journal Nature Communications, suggested the possibility of treating TB with a single injection that lasts at least four months as opposed to the current standard of care, which necessitates strict adherence to a daily medication regimen. More than 1.5 million people worldwide passed away from TB […]

New Tuberculosis vaccine passes an initial clinical trial

At least 20 million people worldwide suffer from tuberculosis, according to World Health Organization (WHO), with 10 million new cases every year and about 1.5 million deaths annually. No other infectious disease has killed more people than tuberculosis. Currently, only one vaccine is available to prevent severe courses: Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG). However, it is […]

AI diagnostic tool to detect COVID-related Lung damage

A new computer-aided diagnostic tool developed by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) scientists could help overcome some of the challenges of monitoring lung health following viral infection. The new method developed by KAUST — known as Deep-Lung Parenchyma-Enhancing (DLPE) — overlays artificial intelligence algorithms on top of standard chest imaging data to […]

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