tuberculosis

October 19, 2018

The battles against child mortality and HIV/AIDS have seen some gains in the last five years, but the fight to combat less fashionable health issues, such as tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases, is still struggling.

x-ray of left view of adult jaw
June 5, 2017

(Downloadable video, script)  Philippe Hujoel, a University of Washington professor of dentistry, describes an unexpected study finding: Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. 

Media contact: Brian Donohue, University of Washington Health Sciences, 206.543.7856

Smoking increases an individual’s risk of developing tuberculosis, or TB. Smoking also makes the infection worse, because it causes vital immune cells to become clogged up.

Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers at the University of Washington have helped developed a new prospective approach to detect tuberculosis (TB) – easy-to-obtain oral swab samples, greatly improving on standard diagnostics.

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