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By Hussain, Tahziba A quick glance at this review article provides an insight into the common and different features of M. leprae and M. tuberculosis and the diseases caused by these organisms.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Celgene Inc. said on Sunday its cancer drug Thalomid improved survival by a significant amount in elderly patients with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.
By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The UN war crimes tribunal said on Friday that preliminary results of blood tests showed no indication Slobodan Milosevic's death by heart attack was caused by poisoning.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The UN war crimes tribunal said on Friday that preliminary results of blood tests showed no indication Slobodan Milosevic's death by heart attack was caused by poisoning.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood taken before he was found dead on Saturday showed traces of a medicine that negated the effect of high blood pressure drugs, a Dutch toxicologist said on Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government is set to compensate former leprosy patients from foreign countries who were incarcerated in isolation centres during Japanese colonial rule, media said on Thursday.
By Katharine Houreld GBARNGA, Liberia (Reuters) - Like many young girls her age, 11-year-old Fatu Kerkular likes to dance, enjoys basketball and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. But above the chipped red nail polish on her toes, her legs are covered in white patches.
What caused leprosy â€“ a widely dreaded disease in medieval Europe â€“ to fade from the scene? By the 16th century, the scourge had practically disappeared there.
Shedding light on the body's â€œrapid responseâ€ forces.
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have shown the antibiotic rifampicin might help treat people suffering from Parkinson's disease.
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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