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Tulane Researchers Working on New Tuberculosis Vaccine



Researchers at the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) are leading efforts to find a new vaccine for tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Tuberculosis, a contagious infection of the lungs, affected more than nine million people in 2013, killing more than one million.

A team of researchers led by the TNPRC used a modified strain of TB to show that monkeys could generate better protective immunity than when vaccinated with BCG, a common TB vaccine.

Read the full Article at: Tulane New Wave
By Carolyn Scofield, October 13, 2015

The TNPRC is a division of Tulane University (985) 871-6201 tnprc@tulane.edu