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TRUMP'S BUDGET 'AN EMBARRASSMENT'

President Donald Trump's proposal to cut nearly a fifth of the NIH's budget seems to be dead on arrival. House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Wednesday in a House Oversight hearing to condemn the proposal, calling instead for more funding for biomedical research.

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Specific lead identified in the fight against TB

Novel analogues of a class of antibacterial compounds isolated from soil bacteria could lead to the development of urgently needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB), according to the findings of a study led by Australian researchers at the University of Sydney.

Worldwide, TB causes more deaths than any other infectious disease including HIV/AIDs. According to the WHO, there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of TB and 1.8 million deaths in 2015, with 60 percent of all new cases occurring in Asia.

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