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2011-02-24 00:00:44

Educational software company Imagine Learning is teaching English to children of the leprosy-affected in India through a partnership with Rising Star Outreach.

2010-04-01 08:52:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) gave FDA new powers to require Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for higher risk drugs and biologics, a new report concludes that an optimal future for REMS is possible if the agency adopts a systems approach when designing REMS programs and takes advantage of new technologies -- from electronic medical records to genetic testing -- that are changing...

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2010-03-04 14:15:00

When people get exposed to the mycobacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB), some will become sick with a disease that is a major cause of mortality around the world while others simply don't.

2009-12-17 13:08:31

Largest genome-wide association study of an infectious disease.

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2009-12-16 11:22:51

The DNA of a 1st century shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem has revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy.

2009-11-17 11:25:29

'Renaissance' in use may lead to new treatments for controversial drug.

2009-11-02 12:55:05

For thousands of years an undesirable and persistent companion has been traveling with man wherever he goes. Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy, has only one known natural host – mankind.

2009-09-13 16:27:41

A British man Sunday said he will protest the government's refusal to compensate victims of the drug Thalidomide, administered to their mothers while pregnant.

2009-07-17 07:59:57

Treating patients with thalidomide in combination with chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) did not improve their survival but did increase their risk of blood clots, according to a new study published online July 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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2009-05-27 14:17:20

Researchers claim to have discovered the earliest evidence of leprosy in a 4,000-year-old skeleton from India.


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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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