tuberculosis

McGill Newsroom

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

Classified as: muhc, tuberculosis, antibiotics, india, pharmacy, health and lifestyle, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The World Bank’s Development Research Group, McGill University Health Center
Published on: 25 Aug 2016

World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for tuberculosis. A disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.

Classified as: McGill University, Marcel Behr, tuberculosis, dick menzies, kevin schwartzman, world tb day 2016
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Published on: 22 Mar 2016

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Classified as: medicine, health, tuberculosis, university of toronto, drug, health and lifestyle, Malaria, tropical diseases, Merck Canada, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, cryptosporidiosis, protozoan
Published on: 17 Dec 2015

In this video, McGill Global Health Programs Director Dr. Madhukar Pai explains why is TB a relevant issue in 2015.

Learn more here.

Classified as: news, Canada, tuberculosis, Global Health, Infectious Disease
Published on: 24 Mar 2015

WORLD TB DAY: McGill International TB Centre Director Marcel A. Behr reminds us that tuberculosis affects and kills millions, and that Canada is affected. Read  the op-ed here. Learn more about World TB day here.

Classified as: news, Canada, tuberculosis, Global Health, Infectious Diseases
Published on: 24 Mar 2015
Classified as: TB, tuberculosis, Expert
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Published on: 20 Mar 2015

McGill University physicist Aashish Clerk and epidemiologist Madhukar Pai are among the inaugural members named today to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Classified as: physics, tuberculosis, epidemiology, royal society of canada, Aashish Clerk, College of New Scholars, Madhukar Pai, quantum
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Published on: 16 Sep 2014

Scientists have announced a small but important step in the development of an effective cattle vaccine to prevent bovine tuberculosis. They have identified a "biomarker" using sophisticated molecular technology that allows them to predict vaccine efficacy. David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, which strongly supports vaccination of both cattle and badgers, said: "We welcome this refinement in laboratory technique, part of the progress towards the long-awaited goal of an effective cattle vaccine.

Classified as: Research, bovine, cattle, Marcel Behr, TB, tuberculosis
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Published on: 8 Jan 2013