Four months of multi-drug therapy that included rifapentine and moxifloxacin treated active tuberculosis (TB) as effectively as the standard six-month regimen in a multinational study, cutting treatment time by a third. Coauthors including Marc Weiner, MD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, reported the findings May 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio are buoyed by today’s news that the Novavax vaccine is strongly effective against the COVID-19 virus. Biotechnology company Novavax released Phase 3 clinical trial results from 119 sites in the U.S. and Mexico this morning (June 14).
Humans possess a formidable multi-layered defense system that protects us against viral infections. Better understanding of these defenses and the tricks that viruses use to evade them could open novel avenues for treating viral infections and possibly other diseases.