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2015-01-27 04:21:15

TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nippon Foundation and the International Council of Nurses jointly released Global Appeal 2015 in Tokyo on Jan.

2014-11-24 08:27:22

Right the Wrong Campaign seeks to educate Canadians on how a government approved drug left them with severe birth defects that challenge their lives to this day MONTREAL, Nov.

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

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

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.

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


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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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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