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.