Science Series #8: Leprosy

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This bacteria multiplies very slowly and the incubation period can take a number of years…

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Science Series #7: Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a group of diseases in which cells in breast tissue change and divide uncontrollably, typically resulting in a lump or mass. Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast, such as the ducts, lobules, and the tissue in between.

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Science Series #6: Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is found in parts of the tropics, subtropics, and southern Europe. It is caused by infection with Leishmania parasites, which are spread by the bite of infected sand flies…

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