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Understanding mechanisms of tuberculosis disease severity

By Taane Clark and Jody Phelan. Summary. Tuberculosis disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterial bugs, continues to have a profound impact on global health. In 2016 there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths, making tuberculosis disease the foremost cause of mortality from a single infectious agent. Vital in the fight […]

Professor Stephen Lawn Memorial Prize | 2018 Winner

The Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London on Thursday 22 March. This year Professor Liz Corbett from Malawi and the London School will be giving the Stephen Lawn Memorial lecture. This lecture is linked to the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund, which also includes […]

A global study reveals new TB mutations that could transform tests for drug resistance

By: Taane Clark, Professor of Genomics and Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Ruth McNerney from the University of Cape Town The emergence of resistance to drugs used to treat the airborne disease tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most urgent health crises facing mankind. Already the world’s number one killer […]

Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2018

Held by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cape Town in partnership with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). Supported by The Lancet. The Lecture will be followed by a reception. Speaker: Professor Liz Corbett (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Title: Re-imagining HIV and TB […]

World TB Day Symposium 2018

World TB Day On 24 March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one-day symposium co-organised by LSHTM and UCL. World TB Day Symposium 2018 – The Challenge of […]

Medical Research Foundation AMR Studentships

Two studentships are available at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for 2018-19 through the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research. The National Training Programme will initially support 18 fully funded, multidisciplinary PhD studentships hosted across 15 institutions. All PhD projects offered through the programme will […]

WHO News | WHO policy paper calls for increased investments in TB research to reach end TB targets

Content from WHO Newsflash 28/11/2017 ’28 November 2017 | Geneva: The World Health Organization released a policy paper during the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB on 17 November, highlighting the persistent investment gaps in  TB research and development, and the cost of inaction. The policy paper, “Global investments in Tuberculosis research and development: […]

Common gastric acid medicine may target tuberculosis

A drug that is commonly used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). Photo | Generic pills Pixabay CCO The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL and published in PLOS Medicine, found that people who used lansoprazole, […]

MOOC Tuberculosis | New Free Online Course Launched by Institut Pasteur

This course covers a broad range of topics on TB, from the basics of the disease to the latest discoveries, including the clinical picture, epidemiology, pediatric TB, increased susceptibility caused by HIV, diabetes and genetic factors, the host immune response, vaccines, diagnosis, the rapid detection of drug resistance, Whole Genome Sequencing and the treatment of both […]

WHO News | WHO Compendium of TB Guidelines and Associated Standards

Content from WHO Newsflash 03/11/2017 ‘3 November 2017 | Geneva: The Global Tuberculosis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) has released the “Compendium of WHO guidelines and associated standards” to support the delivery of care for all persons affected by tuberculosis (TB). ‘The Compendium has been developed as a clear and concise instrument to […]