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New TB Drug Promises Shorter, Simpler Treatment

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Science  10 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5703, pp. 1872
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5703.1872

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A team reports online 9 December in Science Express ( on a new antituberculosis compound that is more potent than existing drugs, stays in the body longer, and works by a novel mechanism that makes it broadly effective.