Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Tuberculosis, past and present, a research round-up, another microbicide approach and more . . .

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New weapon targets ancient foe: In a Jan. 7 blog post, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins  praises the FDA approval of the new antituberculosis drug Sirturo (known also as bedaquiline). With a brief history of TB, from its traces in Egyptian mummies, to “consumptives” in Victorian England, to the resurgence of tuberculosis […]