Published in AIDS Weekly, December 14th, 2009
Montreal, November 30, 2009 - Why do some people who are exposed to tuberculosis not become infected or develop the disease' Dr. Erwin Schurr and his team at the Research Institute from the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with Dr. Alexandre Alcais, from the Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale (INSERM) in Paris, has shed light on this question for the first time. Their results show that one or multiple genes might provide certain people with resistance to tuberculosis infection. Their findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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