Arunachal Pradesh tribe helps in TB research breakthrough

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Studies carried on the people of Arunachal's Idu-Mishmis tribe have discovered a possible reason for  resistance of tuberculosis. (Reuters) Studies carried on the people of Arunachal's Idu-Mishmis tribe have discovered a possible reason for resistance of tuberculosis. (Reuters)
SummaryStudies carried on the people of Arunachal's Idu-Mishmis tribe have discovered a possible reason for resistance of tuberculosis.

in Cambridge; Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto; and RIWATCH (Research Institute of World's Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage).

Ista Pulu, a Doctor belonging to Idu Mishimi community, and Vijay Swami, Director of RIWATCH are the co-authors of the paper.

Deepjyoti Kalita, a Doctor from Guwahati Medical College who participated in research study and Lab work at Roing is also a co-author from north east India. The study as to "why TB treated patients remain sensitive to TB tests for life" made a breakthrough, "the results now will have direct implications in anti-TBdrug development and explain why it is so difficult to treat active and latent TB" said the RIWATCH release.

This medical research has brought the Idu-Mishmi people and Arunachal on the world map.

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