Leprosy bacteria can regenerate organs in a controlled manner

Leprosy bacteria can regenerate organs in a controlled manner

Leprosy bacteria are considered one of the greatest scourges of humanity, after all, they brought infected people exclusion from the social community for a long time. However, it is now clear that they also have very positive potential. Researchers have discovered that leprosy pathogens sometimes stimulate the internal organs of their hosts to grow in … Read more

Leprosy bacteria promote liver regeneration

Leprosy bacteria promote liver regeneration

/Kateryna_Kon, stock.adobe.com Edinburgh – Mycobacterium leprae, the obligate intracellular pathogen of leprosy, secures its habitat by converting infected cells back to the stem cell state. In the liver, this results in orderly growth of the organ, which according to a report in Cellular reports Medicine (2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100820) could provide suggestions for the treatment of … Read more