Partners in—and out of—the lab

May 14, 2018
How two researchers’ partnership and expertise unlock doors to studying deadly disease

Stigmatization of people with tuberculosis makes the situation worse

September 5, 2017
Research shows that there is a social stigma associated with the disease that can make it more difficult to get treatment—and stop the chain of transmission

Spotting even the smallest tuberculosis infections to save even the tiniest patients

October 3, 2016
How Texas A&M researchers are developing new ways of detecting infection that might be especially helpful in children

Looking at the bacteria inside: A new method of viewing TB bacteria

March 23, 2016
Researchers have developed a new method that will help them quickly determine the effectiveness of a TB treatment

Q&A: Tuberculosis: Not just a disease of the past

June 10, 2015

With nine million new cases appearing every year, tuberculosis (TB) is far from a disease of the past. We sat down with Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, who has spent the last 28 years researching tuberculosis, to find out more about one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

Tuberculosis: Collaborating to fight a global problem

May 13, 2015

A critical challenge in the TB fight is the reality that the disease hits citizens hardest in areas with the least resources to fight it. Participants at the George H.W. Bush Sixth China-U.S. Relations Conference in Houston are intent on solving this global challenge with advancements in diagnosis and treatment that can potentially benefit all the world’s citizens.

Tuberculosis: Breaking the chain of transmission

May 12, 2015

New, rapid point-of-care TB test dramatically reduces the current delays in diagnosis with incredible accuracy, accelerating appropriate treatment and reducing the death rate of the highly infectious disease. Low-cost, easy-to-use test has the potential to eradicate TB.

Understanding the immune system provides new ways to treat diseases

March 5, 2015

A growing team of researchers in the Texas A&M College of Medicine is trying to understand the basic mechanisms of how the immune system works. This knowledge could be used to develop new treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It also has broad implications for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.

Low-cost TB test means quicker, more reliable diagnosis for patients

July 3, 2014

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes.

TB or not TB: New test aims to have tuberculosis patients diagnosed in real time

December 10, 2013

For the past six years, Dr. Jeffery Cirillo and his team of researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine have been chasing a dream: To shorten the diagnosis timeline for tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, from several weeks down to just a few hours.