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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.

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.


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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
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.