Breakthrough in tuberculosis research: genetic pathogen code is the key for optimum treatment

Scientists from the Research Center Borstel, the German Center for Infection Research, the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases have developed a new genetic method, with which they can not only predict which antibiotics result in resistance, but with which they can also say which compounds are effective against the respective tuberculosis (TB) pathogens. The results will be published on Wednesday, June 24 in the online edition of the international journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)