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  • Researchers identify new leprosy bacterium

    12/01/2008 2:49:11 PM PST · by AuntB · 35 replies · 866+ views
    EUREKA ALERT/M. D. Anderson ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | Scott Merville
    M. D. Anderson scientists use genetic fingerprint to nail 'killing organism' This release is available in Spanish. IMAGE: Xiang-Yang Han, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. HOUSTON - A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. All cases of leprosy, an ancient disease that still maims and kills in the developing world, previously had been thought to be caused by a...