Iron is a metal which helps bacteria increase their growth rate at very high levels. One of the ways in which our immune system kills the "bad bacteria" in our organism is by depriving these organisms of iron and in this way stops them from growing.
According to the researchers that conducted the present study, our immune system is also able to mobilize in small amounts other types of metals which helps kill bacteria, such as zinc.
These results of the study appeared after analyzing the bacteria responsible for causing tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the bacteria responsible for E. coli, Escherichia coli.
Tuberculosis is a lethal infectious disease which attacks usually the lungs, but in some cases can also attack other parts of the
Another interesting aspect of this disease is that it is prone on affecting more people with darker skin which is why Africa is one of the most affected areas of the world.
Starting from this premise, researchers
Smoking is a practice which over the years has become very popular among the world's population. The nicotine from the cigarettes, when consumed in high dosages leads to lung cancer in most smoker patients, but it also affects the people surrounding the smokers, which are called "second-hand" smokers.
Smoking also increases the chances of a person of contracting tuberculosis, because it
Tuberculosis on time and saving patients is the fact that the diagnosis of the disease takes a lot of time and is expensive.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease affecting the lungs and leading to deaths in most cases. It is responsible for up to 2 million deaths annually.
The diagnosis process can take up to 57 days and is very expensive which makes it unavailable for the developing countries