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WHO heralds “new phase” in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Sustained commitment key to reaching eradication and elimination targets by 2020.16 January 2013 | GENEVA - WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases*, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality assured, cost-effective medicines and support...

Published on 16 January 2013, 05:21


Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore and 26 institutes in China identify leprosy genes

In a first-time-ever genome-wide association study (GWAS) of leprosy and the largest GWAS effort on infectious diseases in the world, scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and 26 institutes in China found seven genes that can cause people to become susceptible to leprosy. The...

Published on 17 December 2009, 05:06


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