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2007-05-09 03:00:11

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.

2006-06-04 09:36:46

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.

2006-03-17 06:58:40

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.

2006-03-17 06:34:47

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.

2006-03-13 05:43:14

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.

2006-01-19 12:19:19

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.

2005-11-08 08:22:36

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.

2005-08-01 18:15:12

What caused leprosy – a widely dreaded disease in medieval Europe – to fade from the scene? By the 16th century, the scourge had practically disappeared there.

2005-05-27 22:55:00

Shedding light on the body's “rapid response” forces.

2004-11-29 18:00:11

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have shown the antibiotic rifampicin might help treat people suffering from Parkinson's disease.


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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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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