Contact: Caroline Arbanas
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: Using microarray technology, researchers can distinguish between viral and bacterial infections in children with fever by profiling the activity of genes in a blood sample. While more research is needed, the new technology could one day help to identify the cause of illness and ensure that children get the right treatment.
Credit: Robert Boston, Washington University in St. Louis
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