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Developments in TB Diagnosis and Pesticide Predictive Model

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A medical staffer in Cape Town, South Africa, collects a patient's swab sample.

A medical staffer in Cape Town, South Africa, collects a patient's swab sample. Oral swabs may speed detection of TB.

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Kelvin Vollenhoven, SATVI/ University of Cape Town

Simple swab test holds promise to ease tuberculosis detection

Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers at the University of Washington led by Gerard Cangelosi have helped develop a new prospective approach to detect tuberculosis, greatly improving on standard diagnostics. Read more...

Evidence bears out predictive model of pesticides in diet

While health-conscious individuals understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and veggies, they may not be aware of the amount of pesticides they could be ingesting along with their vitamins. A new study done in our department is among the first to predict a person’s pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet. Read more...

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