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With DNA extracted from brain specimens from 19 multiple sclerosis, 5 progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, 1 Alzheimer's disease, and 8 nonneurological control subjects, polymerase chain reaction was performed using nested sets of primer pairs amplifying segments of the large T and VP1 antigen-encoding sequences of JC virus. Both sequences were(More)
INTRODUCTION Ca-125 is secreted by different celomic epitheliums. Serum levels may be increased in malignant diseases, like ovarian cancer but also in other medical conditions, such as pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS From Jan-04 to Dec-06 a retrospective study analyzing Ca-125 levels in serum samples from patients with a diagnosis of(More)
There was a report of spongiform encephalopathy transmitted to Syrian hamsters by intracerebral inoculation with the blood buffy coat of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their unaffected first-degree relatives. We attempted to verify that report, taking measures to reduce the risk of contaminating samples with agents causing spongiform(More)
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