Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Reversed in Lab

June 4, 2019

About 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide. A growing rise in drug-resistant TB is a major obstacle to successfully treating the illness.

LSU Health Research Finds New RX Target for Common STD

May 31, 2019

Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and parasitology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a target that may lead to the development of new treatments for the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.