Environment News

May 11, 2018

Beyond killing tuberculosis

Environment news (via Science Daily):
Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘resist’ infection to maintain health. This concept, referred to as ‘disease tolerance’, provides an opportunity to develop new strategies that mitigate the consequences of infection.
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