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Archive | July, 2015

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Using PCR to diagnose a severe respiratory bug

Rhinoviruses and enteroviruses are common respiratory viruses, and generally just cause a bit of a snuffle. However, in winter 2014, an outbreak of enterovirus D68 led to around a thousand confirmed cases of severe illness and 14 deaths in the US. A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have […]

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PCR provides hints that supplements may help in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are affecting more people worldwide every year, with a variety of factors involved, from education to genetics. Researchers have used the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and other techniques to see if dietary supplementation can make a difference in early stage disease. The results were published in the FASEB […]

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