‘The Wire’ radio interview: New tuberculosis vaccine in the works


Dr Anneliese Ashhurst from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney has talked about her exciting work on a new tuberculosis vaccine on the radio program ‘The Wire.

“Tuberculosis is a huge world-wide health problem. It’s caused by a bacteria that infects the lungs, is contagious and results in approximately 1.6 million deaths per year globally,” says Dr Ashhurst.

An early-stage synthetic vaccine which has been developed by Dr Ashhurst and a team of scientists has demonstrated its effectiveness in pre-clinical trials. Next steps will be to determine if the vaccine can be developed into a form suitable for use in humans.

Check out the interview here.

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