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2014-06-23 12:26:42

NEW DELHI, India, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leprosy Mission Trust of India (LMTI) announced that Maureen O'Connell, CFO at Scholastic Corporation [http://maureeneoconnell.com ], has joined hands to support the HEAL India initiative by the Trust. She has not just joined as a donor but is willing to support as a volunteer as well. The donation will extend support towards creating awareness about the cause, myths, educational programmes, job opportunities, rights &...

2014-04-28 16:28:26

effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) raises $40,000 MARKHAM, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians responded generously to provide much-needed medical supplies and support for the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Hundreds of people across the country responded to an urgent appeal to help effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) and Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International transport supplies and additional staff to the West African nation. In four days...

2014-03-27 04:20:50

TOKYO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It would be hard to overstate the rapturous welcome given to the Dalai Lama when he visited a community of people affected by leprosy in India recently. The feeling was clearly mutual. "Dear brothers and sisters, I am extremely happy to come here and see you," the spiritual leader told a crowd of 500 at the Kasturba Gram Colony in Tahirpur Leprosy Complex, New Delhi, on March 20. After clasping hands with as many people as time permitted, the...

2014-02-06 16:27:04

Unsealed federal lawsuit alleges that pharmaceutical giant engaged in unlawful marketing schemes involving blockbuster drugs Thalomid and Revlimid in cancer treatment, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars; charges of kickbacks to physicians in pushing for unapproved treatments LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading whistleblower law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. represents a key whistleblower in a false claims lawsuit unsealed today against...

2014-01-30 04:21:57

TOKYO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Appeal 2014 to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 27, endorsed by national human rights institutions from 39 countries and regions. India, Brazil and Indonesia, which together contribute the most cases of leprosy in the world, were among those whose human rights bodies declared: "We uphold the right of people affected by leprosy to live in dignity, free from...

2013-11-27 15:06:57

Among children and adolescents with Crohn disease not responding to treatment, use of the drug thalidomide resulted in improved clinical remission after 8 weeks of treatment compared with placebo, according to a study appearing in the November 27 issue of JAMA. As many as 1.2 million people in Europe and more than half a million in the United States are estimated to have Crohn disease, a chronic inflammatory disease involving the digestive system. Its incidence is increasing globally....

Uncovering The History Of Medieval Leprosy With Genomics
2013-06-14 14:24:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are using thousand-year-old remains to help reconstruct the genomes of the medieval leprosy pathogen and uncover the history of the disease. Researchers wrote in Science magazine about how they used the remains of skeletons to successfully reconstruct a dozen medieval and modern genomes of the leprosy-causing bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. They were able to create a genome from archaeological finds for the first time...


Latest Leprosy Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 15:36:41

Mycobacterium leprae, mostly found in warm tropical countries, is a bacterium that causes leprosy (Hansen's disease). It is an intracellular, pleomorphic, acid-fast bacterium. M. leprae is an aerobic rod-shaped surrounded by the characteristic waxy coating unique to mycobacteria tuberculosis. Due to its thick waxy coating, M. leprae stains with a carbol fuscin rather than with the traditional Gram stain. Gerhard Armauer Hansen first discovered it in 1873. It was the first bacterium to be...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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