Albert Einstein College of Medicine Researchers' Prototype Vaccine Could Provide Improved Protection Against Tuberculosis

(BRONX, NY) -- Using a novel approach, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a prototype vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) that works better in animal models than the only TB vaccine now available. In this era of multi-drug resistant TB and growing numbers of people with active TB due to coinfection with HIV, the advance could herald a needed breakthrough against one of the world’s leading killers. Their study appears in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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