Leprosy News and Research

RSS
Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease), is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes, and nasal mucosa. The disease is caused by a bacillus (rod-shaped) bacterium known as Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae).
WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

LSTM experts use integrated model to assess effects of new diagnostic algorithms for TB

LSTM experts use integrated model to assess effects of new diagnostic algorithms for TB

Prenatal care for pregnant women increases from 61 to 91.3%, highlights Equatorial Guinea

Prenatal care for pregnant women increases from 61 to 91.3%, highlights Equatorial Guinea

Research finds stronger weapon against leprosy and tuberculosis

Research finds stronger weapon against leprosy and tuberculosis

Researchers discover analgesic mechanism that prevents pain in Buruli ulcer patients

Researchers discover analgesic mechanism that prevents pain in Buruli ulcer patients

Patients and families benefit from shorter TB treatment regimens

Patients and families benefit from shorter TB treatment regimens

World Health Assembly approves resolution on viral hepatitis and noncommunicable diseases

World Health Assembly approves resolution on viral hepatitis and noncommunicable diseases

Active ingredient in vinegar can effectively kill mycobacteria

Active ingredient in vinegar can effectively kill mycobacteria

University of Texas researchers reveal ancient mysteries behind leprosy

University of Texas researchers reveal ancient mysteries behind leprosy

Study finds new class of semisynthetic anti-tuberculosis agents that overcome native drug efflux

Study finds new class of semisynthetic anti-tuberculosis agents that overcome native drug efflux

HIV stigma: an interview with Dr. Vargas-Jackson, M.D. Howard University Hospital

HIV stigma: an interview with Dr. Vargas-Jackson, M.D. Howard University Hospital

Tackling orphan diseases: an interview with Damian Marron, CEO, TxCell

Tackling orphan diseases: an interview with Damian Marron, CEO, TxCell

Parkin protein plays key role in destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis

Parkin protein plays key role in destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis

Metagenomics technique used to recover TB genomes from 215-year old mummy

Metagenomics technique used to recover TB genomes from 215-year old mummy

Comparison of 1,000-year-old and modern bacterial genomes provides insights into history of leprosy pathogen

Comparison of 1,000-year-old and modern bacterial genomes provides insights into history of leprosy pathogen

NACC recommendations address established pain therapies and preview potential future advances

NACC recommendations address established pain therapies and preview potential future advances

New LAMP malaria test to improve diagnosis for imported UK cases

New LAMP malaria test to improve diagnosis for imported UK cases

Same factor that helps fight off severe inflammatory ailments also functions as enemy

Same factor that helps fight off severe inflammatory ailments also functions as enemy

RayBiotech's array system identifies key factors involved in dissemination of leprosy infection

RayBiotech's array system identifies key factors involved in dissemination of leprosy infection

Blog describes efforts to fight NTDs in Brazil

Blog describes efforts to fight NTDs in Brazil