Posts Tagged ‘TB’

‘Repurposed’ anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment: UBC research

Nov. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.

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UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance’ system; could lead to more efficient vaccines

Feb. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.

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