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No greater opportunity, responsibility, or obligation can fall to the lot of a human being than to become a physician. In the care of the suffering, (the physician) needs technical skills, scientific knowledge, and human understanding…Tact, sympathy and understanding are expected of the physician, for the patient is no mere collection of symptoms, signs, disordered functions, damaged organs, and disturbed emotions.
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(PeerJ 23 September 2014) Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, have developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum — a technique called metagenomics — to detect and characterize the bacteria that cause TB without the need for time-consuming culture of bacteria in the laboratory.
(American Society for Microbiology 7 September 2014) Researchers from Oregon State Public Health Lab have modified the protocol for a relatively new test for a dangerous form of antibiotic resistance, increasing its specificity to 100 percent. 31 more words
ScienceAlert Australia Felicity Nelson 6 September 2014
Scientists have used magnetic sensors to diagnose malaria five times more accurately than established diagnostic techniques. The new method, reported in 30 more words