Detection of the genes involved in staphylococcal toxin-mediated diseases constitutes a challenge because the toxin-bearing bacteria are often present in low numbers and masked by other components of the specimen. Traditional phenotypic immunological and biological methods are time- and labor-consuming and often hampered by low sensitivity and specificity. DNA-based methods, especially amplification techniques, provide highly specific and sensitive techniques that allow the detection of staphylococcal target genes in a short period with little sample preparation. The ''all-in-one'' tool as offered by the microarray technology may further enhance our diagnostic options.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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