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2012-03-26 11:05:03

UCLA researchers pinpointed a new mechanism that potently activates T-cells, the group of white blood cells that play a major role in fighting infections.

2012-01-30 08:16:29

A team of UCLA scientists has found that the pathogen that causes leprosy has a remarkable ability to avoid the human immune system by inhibiting the antimicrobial responses important to our defenses.

2011-04-28 15:13:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new genetic study on leprosy bacteria reports that armadillos may be a source of infection in the Southern United States.

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2011-04-28 10:40:00

Scientists have identified a source for some of the unexplained Leprosy cases that appear in the southern US - the nine-banded armadillo.

2011-04-28 07:27:19

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a new strain of leprosy has surfaced in the Southern United States.

2011-04-19 14:29:26

New research in the FASEB Journal details the first evidence that breakdown products of thalidomide produce the specific, toxic effects of thalidomide in embryos.


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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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