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Investigating the Persistence of Infection with M. Tuberculosis

Amelia Crampin of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will study a group of people found to have latent tuberculosis in the 1980s to test her hypothesis that a measurable portion of them have cleared the infection spontaneously. Proof that some people can clear infection opens the door for research to discover how this works.

More information about Explore the Basis of Latency in Tuberculosis (Round 1)

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