Scientists develop computer models to unravel the complexities of TB infection

Posted by on June 30, 2016 6:09 pm
Categories: health

Scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung — the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) that can activate to become a life-threatening infection. Employing a computer model aims to speed analysis of TB’s complex life-cycle and to identify potential new antibiotics, antibiotic targets, and biomarkers that can predict transition to active infection.

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