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PCR – News and Features

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Patients With Schizophrenia Are Three Times More Likely To Have Bartonella DNA in Their Blood

A new study has found that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder are three times more likely to have Bartonella DNA in their blood.
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Matcha Mouthwash Combats Periodontitis With Green Tea Extract

Periodontitis is linked to tooth loss and other health concerns. A clinical trial showed that matcha mouthwash inhibited P. gingivalis populations in saliva.
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Immunotherapy Before and After Surgery Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes

New research indicates immunotherapy given before and after surgery can significantly improve outcomes in non-small lung cancer.
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Water Analysis: A Pollution Solution?

Water represents a means to hydrate, wash, cook, clean and even to dispose of waste, but these activities are not without consequences. This article will discuss current areas of concern in water quality analysis and highlight some of the key techniques in detection and remediation efforts.
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qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
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Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
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Dissecting the Proteome To Understand Disease

Proteomics provides insights into the regulation of biological processes and mechanisms of disease. In this article, we explore approaches scientists are using to find early markers of disease, new drug targets and strategies to overcome resistance to treatments.
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Researchers Find No Link Between COVID-19 and Increased Asthma Risk

New research shows that a SARS-CoV-2 infection does not increase the risk of asthma development in children.
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Microbial Monitoring for Biopharma Manufacturing

Contamination is a significant issue for bioprocessing as it results in loss of time, money and effort. This article will explore the pivotal role of microbial monitoring in upholding product safety and quality standards within the biopharmaceutical industry.
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A More Accurate Method for Detecting Powassan Virus

Researchers have devised a more accurate method for detecting the emerging Powassan virus in ticks. This robust, real-time approach reduces the incidence of false negative test results.