Real-time, fluorescence-based reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)[1] has been transformed from an experimental technology into a mainstream scientific tool for the detection of RNA.[2] This is because of several factors: 1) it is a homogeneous assay, which eliminates the requirement for post-PCR processing; 2) it has a wide dynamic range; 3) there is little interassay variation; and 4) it realizes the inherent quantitative capacity[3] of PCR-based assays, making it a quantitative, rather than a qualitative, assay. These properties match the evident requirement in molecular medicine for quantitative data (e.g., for measuring viral load,[4] monitoring of occult disease in cancer,[5] or examining the genetic basis for individual variation in response to therapeutics through pharmacogenomics).[6]

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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