Monthly Archives: April 2012

Digging up the past with ancient DNA

Historically, piecing together the puzzles of human cultural history has largely been the preserve of  archaeology. However, recent advances in the retrieval of ancient samples of DNA from human remains has allowed researchers to peer into the past in unprecedented detail.  A new study published in BMC Genetics now adds PCR alongside pickaxes in the… Read more »


ECCMID's mass gathering

The year 2012 is an important year for London as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. However, BMC Infectious Diseases was equally excited to attend 22nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) at the ExCeL exhibition and convention centre also held in the east end of the capital. The… Read more »