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Rapid diagnosis a new weapon against re-emerging TB

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an innovative tool set for the early and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis.
June 7, 2015
March 1, 2015 Los Alamos biomedical scientist Harshini Mukundan.  Los Alamos biomedical scientist Harshini Mukundan

Los Alamos biomedical scientist Harshini Mukundan

Science on the Hill: Rapid diagnosis a new weapon against re-emerging TB

by Harshi Mukundan

Around the world, tuberculosis is making a comeback, owing to the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS and several other factors. The untreatable drug-resistant strains of the bacterium are rapidly increasing, causing grave concern. Drug resistance is a widespread global challenge today and could result in a post-antibiotic era, if unchecked. That and the global health concern of TB are two reasons why our team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed an innovative toolset for the early and accurate diagnosis of the disease.

This article first appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican.


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