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New Clues Into Leprosy Boost Hopes for Smarter Drugs: Study
Asia One ^ | Friday, Jan 18, 2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 11:34:46 PM PST by nickcarraway

Leprosy spreads to muscles and other tissues through a stealth operation in which it reprogrammes key cells in the nervous system, a new study stays.

Tests on mice show that the parasitic germ which causes the disfiguring disease is extraordinarily skilful in hijacking so-called Schwann cells, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

These are fatty cells which wrap around nerves, acting as insulation to protect the electric signals that pass through the nerve strands.

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1 posted on 01/18/2013 11:34:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Psalm 139:14
(King James Version)

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

2 posted on 01/18/2013 11:44:47 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: nickcarraway

I hope they find a cure for this horrible disease. God help them.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 11:55:08 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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