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Genghis Khan and his troops may have unwittingly used more than just brute military force to conquer entire nations and to establish the infamous Mongolian empire. A report, published in the journ ...


Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute ( HHMI ) have identified a gene that enables mycobacteria -- the cause of tuberculosis and leprosy -- to form biofilms. Bacterial biofilms help mycobac ...


A study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, has identified a small genetic change that increases the odds of developing active tuberculosis. Pedro Flores-Villanueva and his colleagu ...


Three variations of a human gene appear to impact human tuberculosis susceptibility, providing insight into why some patients infected with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogen develop the full-blo ...