Scientists say they have managed to kill lab-grown tuberculosis (TB)
bacteria with good old Vitamin C - an "unexpected" discovery they
hope will lead to better, cheaper drugs.
A team from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York made the
accidental find while researching how TB bacteria become resistant to the TB
The researchers added isoniazid and a "reducing agent" known as
cysteine to the TB in a test tube, expecting the bacteria to develop drug
Instead, the team "ended up killing off the culture", according to
the study's senior author William Jacobs, who said the result was "totally
Reducing agents chemically reduce other substances.