Ethnic differences affect immune response to TB

New research published in the journal, PLOS Pathogens, suggests that people from different ethnic groups may show different immune responses to the bacteria which cause TB. The study was led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). As immune response is often used to diagnose TB, and to see how well treatment is working, the researchers say that new tests developed will have to be checked in different ethnic groups to make sure they are accurate.

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University of London press release
Article in the New Scientist
Journal article in PLOS Pathogens

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