Monthly Archives: October 2016

Recognizing World Polio Day

Contributed by Narine Arabyan October 24th is recognized as World Polio Day. Poliomyelitis (polio) is highly infectious virus that affects young children. This virus is spread from person to person through the faecal-oral route or through contaminated water or food. The virus then resides and multiplies in the intestines, invades the nervous system by destroying […]

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Cholera in Haiti

Contributed by Alli Weis Back in 2010 there was a devastating earthquake in Haiti. In response, to help Haiti with the struggles, a team of UN Nepalese peacekeepers arrived. The peacekeepers set up camp in the rural Center Department of Haiti, about 61 miles outside of the capitol, Port-au-Prince and many people became sick with […]

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Single-Cell Sequencing and The Illumina / Bio-Rad Single Cell Sequencing Solution

Contributed by Carol Huang In mid-September, I attended Illumina user group meeting. The topic of single cell sequencing caught my attention for my recent experience on single cell RNA sequencing for a collaborator. Next generation sequencing has provided high accuracy and in depth genetic information for a cell population, tissue and organs. Bulk cell RNA […]

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