Looking at the Future of TB Research as an Early Career Researcher

Despite the discovery of the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) by Robert Koch in 1882, there are still many questions regarding the pathophysiology of TB that remain unanswered—particularly in the differentiation and marked variability between latent (asymptomatic, non-transmissible) and active (symptomatic, transmissible) stages of infection. In 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated…

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Leveraging COVID-19 public-private partnerships for TB vaccine development

The past few years have created a paradigm shift in the way we globally respond to and address communicable diseases. Though we remain in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, several novel vaccine candidates have been developed, manufactured, studied, approved, distributed, and administered to millions of individuals around the world in less than one year.…

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