XINHUA: World's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis unveiled in Britain

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LONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Scientists in Manchester revealed Tuesday they have developed the world's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis.

The team at the University of Manchester hoped the compound, developed after 10 years of painstaking research, will be ready for trials on humans within three to four years.

Project-leader Professor Lydia Tabernero said Tuesday: "For more than 60 years the only weapon doctors have been able to use against TB is antibiotics. But resistance is becoming an increasingly worrying problem and the prolonged treatment is difficult and distressing for patients."

Period12 Sep 2018

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  • TitleWorld's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis unveiled in Britain
    Media name/outletXinhua
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryChina
    Date12/09/18
    DescriptionLONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Scientists in Manchester revealed Tuesday they have developed the world's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis.

    The team at the University of Manchester hoped the compound, developed after 10 years of painstaking research, will be ready for trials on humans within three to four years.

    Project-leader Professor Lydia Tabernero said Tuesday: "For more than 60 years the only weapon doctors have been able to use against TB is antibiotics. But resistance is becoming an increasingly worrying problem and the prolonged treatment is difficult and distressing for patients."
    URLwww.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/12/c_137461319.htm
    PersonsLydia Tabernero

Keywords

  • tuberculosis
  • antibiotic resistance