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2014-09-03 08:32:56

First molecular test indicated for samples from both males and females SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept.

2014-07-03 10:02:04

A new pathogen has been discovered by scientists investigating major die-offs of pigeons native to North America.

2011-07-13 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies presented this week at a leading infectious disease meeting demonstrate that sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is more common than previously thought, especially in women over 40, and that a recently cleared molecular test can help improve detection of the often overlooked but potentially serious infection. "This new research shows that Trichomonas is an important public health issue,...

2011-07-12 12:41:29

A Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought.

2011-04-20 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPRO) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing its APTIMA® Trichomonas vaginalis assay on the fully automated TIGRIS® system. The APTIMA assay is the first amplified nucleic acid test specifically cleared to detect Trichomonas vaginalis, the most common curable sexually transmitted infection in the United States.

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2009-09-29 13:30:00

Sue, the world’s most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen, may have been killed by a disease transmitted by parasites, rather than through a bloody battle.


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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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