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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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