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Archive | September, 2014


PCR links adenovirus infection with appendicitis

Adenovirus infections could be linked with appendicitis, according to a Medscape Medical News report from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2014 meeting. The research, carried out by the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, also showed higher levels of detection of the virus using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) compared with immunohistochemistry. Looking […]

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qPCR can help to diagnose depression

Quantitative PCR has played a part in the development of what could be the first objective test for major depressive disorders (MDD) in adults, and one that could predict who might benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Depression is generally diagnosed by an assessment of self-reported and non-specific symptoms, and relies on the patient’s ability […]

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