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AUSTRALIA: $1.2 Million High-Containment TB Lab Opens


Australian Associated Press (03.23.12) - Tuesday, March 27,

A new $1.2 million (US $1.3 million) TB research lab has opened at the Centenary Institute in Sydney. "We're applying all that we learn to develop new ways to fight TB, potential new drugs to treat TB, new vaccines to protect us all from this scourge, and better public health interventions," said lead researcher Dr. Bernadette Saunders. She cited the rise of drug-resistant TB strains as a major challenge facing scientists. At the facility, the largest TB lab of its kind in Australia, researchers wear biocontainment suits while working in the airlock-sealed lab, Saunders said.


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