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Taming tuberculosis: a challenge for science and society.

TitleTaming tuberculosis: a challenge for science and society.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNathan C
JournalCell Host Microbe
Volume5
Issue3
Pagination220-4
Date Published2009 Mar 19
ISSN1934-6069
KeywordsAntitubercular Agents, Biomedical Research, Communicable Disease Control, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, United States
Abstract

Despite scientific advances, we are losing ground against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a pathogen with which a third of us share our lives. Challenges include fundamental biologic questions; hurdles for translational medicine; and societal deficits in resources, incentives, collaboration, and leadership. Fortunately, the crisis is inspiring scientific and organizational creativity.

DOI10.1016/j.chom.2009.02.004
Alternate JournalCell Host Microbe
PubMed ID19286131

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