Microbiology

Molecular theranostics is an emerging concept in clinical microbiology in which molecular biology tools are used to provide rapid and accurate diagnostic assays to enable better initial management of patients and more efficient use of antimicrobials.[25] These applications will probably evolve into standard laboratory and POCT protocols.

Especially in virology, the application of both qualitative and quantitative nucleic acid detection techniques has had a major impact on diagnostics.1-26-1 Point-of-care testing for biological warfare agents by ''nontrained'' personnel using devices such as the RAPID™ (Idaho Technology, Salt Lake City, USA), and handheld instruments such as the RAZOR™ (Idaho Technology), or the BioSeeg™ (Smiths Detection, Edgewood, USA) is already the reality.[27] It seems to be just a matter of time when this kind of technology will become available for primary-care providers for routine microbiological testing in the point-of-care setting.

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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