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Archive | June, 2014

PCR finds hidden viruses in sepsis

The life-threatening infection sepsis remains a leading cause of death in hospitals. According to a recent study, PCR has been used to spot latent viruses that lay dormant in the body and are reactivated in sepsis. This provides evidence to support a controversial theory that patients with sepsis progress to an immunosuppressed state. When people […]

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xxpress PCR team at Downing Street

xxpress PCR gets involved in Britain is GREAT

The xxpress PCR team has visited Number 10 Downing Street in London to launch BJS Biotechnologies‘ work with the UK Trade & Investment‘s Britain is GREAT campaign. Britain is Great is a UK government drive to showcase the very best of what Britain has to offer. “We are proud to be working with the GREAT […]

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Real time PCR for the detection of bacteria and fungi in the blood

Bacterial and fungal infections in the blood are dangerous, particularly to the very young, the very old and those who are immunocompromised. For effective treatment, it’s important to know exactly which infectious agent is behind the sepsis as soon as possible, and researchers in Poland are looking into real-time PCR (qPCR) as a potential solution […]

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