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First-Of-Its-Kind Whole Lung Simulator Helps Predict New Treatments and Vaccines for Tuberculosis

November 23, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Lungs Computer 3D Model Transparent
Presented by Health Lab

As the second leading infectious killer after COVID-19, tuberculosis is considered a major worldwide health threat – accounting for nearly two million deaths annually. A team of University of Michigan researchers may have discovered the secret to advancing new treatments and vaccines for TB for the first time in a century: mathematics. Denise Kirschner, Ph.D., a mathematical biologist who heads a lab studying the computational immunology of tuberculosis, discusses the groundbreaking research.

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