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Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria

Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria | Virology News | Scoop.it
The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.
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I was always a fan of Linus Pauling's "a gram of vitamin C a day keeps the doctor away!" philosophy - and now it appears there may be something to it.  Could killing TB REALLY be that simple??  Bill Jacobs, who led the study - certainly thinks so: we got a personal account of the work over dinner in Cape Town recently, and it was seriously exciting.

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Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings - Reuters

Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings - Reuters | Virology News | Scoop.it

NPR (blog) Key TB vaccine trial fails; more waiting in the wings Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) - A highly anticipated study of the first new tuberculosis vaccine in 90 years showed it offered no added benefit over the current vaccine ...

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And that's the way it SHOULD be: a whole pipeline of stuff waiting to go into people.

Unlike the South African HIV vaccine development effort....

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