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Heat-inactivation renders sputum safe and preserves Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA for downstream molecular tests (2019-02-06) - Journal articleThe World Health Organization End tuberculosis (TB) strategy has called for development of- and increased access to- effective tools for diagnosis and treatment of TB disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative ...
Genome-wide association scan identifies new variants associated with a cognitive predictor of dyslexia (2019-02-11) - Journal articleDevelopmental dyslexia (DD) is one of the most prevalent learning disorders, with high impact on school and psychosocial development and high comorbidity with conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ...
(2018-11-05) - Journal articleBackground and aims: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a clinical syndrome of intracranial hypertension with normal cerebrospinal fluid in the absence of a mass lesion or hydrocephalus on brain imaging. Headache is ...
Translational biology of nematode effectors. Or, to put it another way, functional analysis of effectors – what’s the point? (2017) - Journal articleThere has been a huge amount of work put into identifying and characterising effectors from plant-parasitic nematodes in recent years. Although this work has provided insights into the mechanisms by which nematodes can ...
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