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Research hints at oral TB vaccine

John Kerr posted in on September 27th, 2012.

New Kiwi research has demonstrated the potential of an oral vaccine for tuberculosis. In a study published this week in the open access journal PLoS ONE, researchers from the tested an oral formulation of the current tuberculosis (TB) vaccine in mice and found that it worked better than the standard injected vaccine in immunising against […]

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NZ Herald/NZPA: Study identifies TB gene

Peter Griffin posted in on August 18th, 2010.

An international study involving a University of Otago researcher has for the first time used a specific genome scanning technique to identify a gene variant which could explain why some African people are more susceptible to tuberculosis than others. The disease is estimated to affect around a third of the world’s population, and kills millions […]

TB risk mainly from overcrowded houses

Peter Griffin posted in on August 11th, 2008.

A wrap-up of media coverage of the research: TV3: Tuberculosis live and well in New Zealand Sunday Star TImes: Study shatters TB risk around migrants Radio New Zealand: Overcrowding increases TB risk – study Newstalk ZB: Better housing would reduce TB The research, which is available for download below, was completed by He Kainga Oranga/Housing […]

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