Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious bacterial infection that starts in the lungs. With time, the disease can spread to other organs, and in many cases, it is lethal. Unfortunately, while children and adults can be immunized against TB, the vaccine, BCG, has provided very little in the way of protection against the disease.
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Dr. Bernard Thebaud, a researcher with the University of Alberta, hopes his new research may one day keep very premature babies alive and healthy by using stem cell therapy to protect their lungs from chronic lung disease.