Sign up FAST! Login

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 by Bill Gates


Stashed in: LinkedIn, Medicine, Bill Gates

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

A Tuberculosis Breakthrough — Finally

The world is way overdue for a better tuberculosis treatment. TB is one of the world’s leading causes of death, and our existing treatments are inadequate—especially for drug resistant forms of the disease. But efforts to improve them have been stalled for decades. So it’s a big deal that earlier this year, scientists announced that a new TB treatment regimen has proven effective in early-phase research. From here, the drug regimen goes on to a large clinical trial to confirm the results. If this new treatment regimen pans out, it could dramatically reduce the time it takes to cure drug-resistant TB and save poor countries billions of dollars in health-care costs.

You May Also Like: