Congratulations to Eva Kaufmann, Maziar Divangahi, Luis Barreiro and their co-authors for their publication in Cell entitled “BCG educates hematopoietic stem cells to generate protective innate immunity against tuberculosis".
"We can harness the power of stem cells in vaccine against TB. Through a fantastic collaboration with Dr. Barreiro's Lab we showed that BCG reprogramming of stem cells generates trained immunity against TB." Maziar Divangahi.
The group is providing technical support in research and knowledge translation to grassroots projects. Based on its academic reputation and important contributions to tuberculosis (TB) research and scholarship through the McGill International TB Centre (MITBC), McGill University was a natural candidate to provide technical assistance to grassroots groups around the globe working in areas highly impacted by TB.
Pictures show Danielle Cazabon in Tanzania and Amrita Daftary and Sophie Huddart in India.
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Great job at knowledge synthesis by TB Centre researchers:
Just got designated as a ‘Highly cited paper’ by the Web of Science, meaning it is among the top 1% of papers of similar age in the field of clinical medicine! Read it here: http://go.nature.com/2Da2w2q
McGill authors topped the rankings as first and corresponding authors in systematic reviews and meta-analyses in TB research.
According to a study, McGill researchers account for 6% of the world's best cited TB papers which is very high ranking! The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) Download
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Recent TB Articles/Publications
Human Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and Disease. Current Genetics Medicine Report
Cracking the Vaccine Code in Tuberculosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Our centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise spanning epidemiology, policy setting, economic analyses, implementation research, meta-analyses, qualitative research to basic science in microbiology, host genetics and immune response.
The work is done both at an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world. On these pages, we introduce the faculty members who are members of our centre and describe our training programs for students. Find out why our Centre is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB and how we work together to unravel the many mysteries of this recalcitrant disease.