Catching breath : the making and unmaking of tuberculosis
- ISBN: 9781472930330
- ISBN: 1472930339
272 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: London, England : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.
- Copyright: ©2017.
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction: I caught TB from my pet cat -- Bringing the dead back to life -- From moo to man and back again -- Didn't we already cure it? -- All that glitters -- Thanks for the memories -- The human universe -- Huber the Tuber's 20-tuberculear sleep -- Growing fat on the Atkins diet -- Killing the unkillable -- The drugs don't work -- A barometer of inequality -- Ratting out the missing 3 million -- New drugs for bad bugs -- Epilogue: TB continued.|
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Kathryn Lougheed worked in tuberculosis research for more than ten years, focusing on the biological mechanisms of latent tuberculosis. She completed her Ph.D. at Imperial College London, and worked at the National Institute for Medical Research where she collaborated with industrial partners to develop inhibitors targeted against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Lougheed has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers and was an active member of the tuberculosis research community. This is her first book and she lives in London, England.