Core faculty member David Alland and fellow Rutgers researcher Soumitesh Chakravorty received the Edison Patent Award for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
The Lattimore Food Pantry ensures that tuberculosis patients—taking a cocktail of medications—are well fed for the six months necessary for treatment.
Tuberculosis is a global threat, with the heaviest burden falling on people living in urban slums. Stephan Schwander is investigating the role urban outdoor air pollution might play.
Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.
An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. The findings were announced at the September 26, 2018, United Nations meeting on TB.