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A new approach to fighting tuberculosis

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.5 million people died of TB in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide.  In the first days after the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are activated to fight the infection. Now, researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates […]

A manganese smelting plant in South Africa belches out white smoke.

Manganese exposure: How much is too much?

Neurologist Brad Racette, MD, has teamed up with a South African public-health expert to study the effects of manganese exposure on human health. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is leading a study to determine whether people develop neurological damage from manganese at levels currently deemed to be safe. The National Institute of […]

Between Two Oceans

A student shares her summer experience studying abroad in Capetown, South Africa.