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2014-06-05 13:19:17

University of California - San Francisco UCSF genome experts show value of 'next-generation sequencing' in diagnosing infection A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection...

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2009-04-15 11:51:21

Major impact envisioned for pharmaceutical, food, agriculture industries Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions. This finding and the possibility of quickly and cheaply implementing the segregation of two-handed objects in the laboratory could have a big impact on industries like the pharmaceutical industry, for which the...

2006-11-16 03:00:11

By de Souza, Alexandre Leite Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and remains a challenge for public health officials and researchers, presenting significantly high rates of morbidity and mortality1. The leptospires are typically transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the urine of an infected animal2. It is the most widespread zoonosis in the world and is associated with a constellation of pathophysiological phenomena in human hosts: sepsis,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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