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Experts: World TB Day 2016 (March 24)

Tue, 2016-03-22 10:13

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.

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$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

International partnership led by University of Toronto, McGill scientists receives Gates Foundation funding
Thu, 2015-12-17 14:58

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.

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Contact: Heidi Singer
Organization: Communications and Media Relations Specialist - U of T Medicine
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Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer - Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Office Phone: 514.398.5909
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WORLD TB DAY: Why it still matters

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:25

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

Learn more here.

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Opinion: It is the global community's responsibility to help eradicate tuberculosis

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:05

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.

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World Tuberculosis Day, March 24

Fri, 2015-03-20 15:37

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TB: avoiding and subverting immunity

Mon, 2014-12-22 16:44

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Contact: Maziar Divangahi
Organization: Asst Prof, Dept Medicine
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Office Phone: 514-826-5755
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Clerk, Pai named to RSC’s College of New Scholars

Inaugural members represent emerging generation of scholarly, scientific, artistic leadership in Canada
Tue, 2014-09-16 13:04

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.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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TB cattle vaccine takes 'small step forward'

Tue, 2013-01-08 16:38

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.

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