Navigation Links
Scientists crack medieval bone code
Date:1/3/2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Two teams of Michigan State University researchers one working at a medieval burial site in Albania, the other at a DNA lab in East Lansing have shown how modern science can unlock the mysteries of the past.

The scientists are the first to confirm the existence of brucellosis, an infectious disease still prevalent today, in ancient skeletal remains.

The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, suggest brucellosis has been endemic to Albania since at least the Middle Ages.

Although rare in the United States, brucellosis remains a major problem in the Mediterranean region and other parts of the world. Characterized by chronic respiratory illness and fever, brucellosis is acquired by eating infected meat or unpasteurized dairy products or by coming into contact with animals carrying the brucella bacteria.

Todd Fenton, associate professor of anthropology, said advanced DNA testing at MSU allowed the researchers to confirm the existence of the disease in skeletons that were about 1,000 years old.

"For years, we had to hypothesize the cause of pathological conditions like this," Fenton said. "So the era of DNA testing and the contributions that DNA can make to my work are really exciting."

Here's how the discovery came about.

Fenton and a group of MSU graduate students were serving as the bioarcheologists, or bone specialists, for a multinational team of archaeologists excavating sites in the ancient Albanian city of Butrint. Once a large Roman colony, Butrint in its final centuries served as an outpost of the Byzantine Empire until it was abandoned in the Middle Ages due to flooding.

Fenton and his team developed biological profiles of the human remains, which included determining sex, age and skeletal pathologies, or health histories. Vertebrae from two of the Byzantine-era skeletons both adolescent males from the 10th ce
'/>"/>

Contact: David Foran
foran@msu.edu
517-432-5439
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists Pinpoint Area of Brain That Fears Losing Money
2. Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men
3. Prevention Is Key Research Goal for Premature Babies, Scientists Say
4. Scientists Discover Molecular Pathway for Organ Tissue Regeneration and Repair
5. Scientists find donut-shaped structure of enzyme involved in energy metabolism
6. Neuroscientists reveal new links that regulate brain electrical activity
7. Two UCSF Scientists to Receive Prestigious Dementia Research Honor
8. Johns Hopkins scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing
9. Scientists Spot Genetic Fingerprints of Individual Cancers
10. Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence
11. MSU scientists develop more effective method of predicting lead-poisoning risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists crack medieval bone code
(Date:7/26/2014)... Another DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuit against Johnson ... filed by Wright & Schulte LLC. This DePuy ... an Erie County, Ohio man who alleges that he has ... since receiving his Pinnacle Hip implant in 2008. According to ... to undergo a complex and risky revision surgery to replace ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... According to the Banish My Bumps Pdf review ... that covers detailed instructions on how to eliminate ... any medication. , Vkool reveals in its review ... for relieving symptoms of keratosis pilaris quickly. In addition, ...     How to treat children's keratosis pilaris ,     How ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... July 26, 2014 The birth control ... Mirena IUD contraceptive of new legal information on the ... showing the number of lawsuits pending for July alleging ... free resource for those using popular prescription drugs and ... recalls, studies and legal news all in one place, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 26, 2014 2014 Deep ... Permeation Chromatography Industry” is a professional and ... China Gel Permeation Chromatography market. The report ... Gel Permeation Chromatography definition, classification, application, and ... overview. This research covers the international market ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... According to a new market research report ... thermography, ultrasound emission, lubricating oil analysis, corrosion monitoring, ... - Global Forecast to 2014 - 2020", published ... expected to reach $2.50 at a CAGR of ... market data Tables and 57 Figures spread through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 5Health News:Banish My Bumps Pdf Review Exposes Angela Steinberg's Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 2Health News:Banish My Bumps Pdf Review Exposes Angela Steinberg's Keratosis Pilaris Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 3Health News:DrugNews Adds Latest Court Updates on Mirena IUD Lawsuits 2Health News:2014 China & Global GPC Industry - Gel Permeation Chromatography Development Trends Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:2014 China & Global GPC Industry - Gel Permeation Chromatography Development Trends Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... The U.S. Military has selected iCRco, an American CR Company, as ... portable, fast and efficient diagnoses for our troops injured in battle. ... ... Military has selected iCRco, an American CR Company, as its new ...
... to Host Investor Conference Call on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 8:30am ... ... YORK, Aug. 8 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ), a biopharmaceutical ... for the treatment of life-threatening,diseases, including renal disease and cancer, today announced ...
... YORK, Aug. 8 Mergent, Inc., administrator ... underlying indexes for the,HealthShares Exchange Traded Funds, ... opening of trading on Monday August 11, ... Co. (Tokyo, Japan: 4518) in the,HealthShares(TM) Infectious ...
... MEDQ ) the largest Medical Transcription Service Organization,(MTSO) in ... ended June,30, 2008. Revenue for the second quarter of ... second quarter of 2007. The decrease in revenue,of $6.2 ... primarily due to,customer losses experienced during the second half ...
... Fairbanks campus will be home to the Eighth Conference ... conference is organized in cooperation with the Standing Committee ... international participants to address issues of importance to Arctic ... , More than150 guests are expected to attend at ...
... is available in French . , Montreal, ... patients who receive early treatment for Hepatitis C virus ... a rapid poly-functional immune response against HCV similar to ... study published in the Journal of Virology . ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:US Military Chooses American Made iCRco Digital Radiography Systems 2Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Health News:Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Infectious Disease and HealthShares(TM) Composite Indexes 2Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 6Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 7Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 8Health News:MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results 9Health News:UAF to host Eighth Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians 2Health News:Early treatment is key to combating hepatitis C virus 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is ... Understanding ("MOU") with LaurelCo, LLC, an Illinois ... both cultivation and dispensary medical marijuana licenses in the state ... GBLX will acquire a 20% equity interest in LaurelCo, LLC ... growing chambers, as well as all technology related to ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014  Acsis Inc., the market ... serialization solutions, has recently posted an article, ... current and future needs for companies, extended supply ... supply chain model no longer work today.  The ... the growth of mobile technology, machine to machine ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 IBM (NYSE: ... healthcare sciences publisher, launched a library of mobile ... as cancer and heart disease. Healthcare providers using a ... to deliver better patient care. Mobile device ... relying on smartphones and tablets to access the information ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 3Acsis Addresses Questions on the Modern Supply Chain 2Healthcare Sciences Publisher PLM and IBM Speed Access to Medical Information to Deliver Better Patient Care with Mobile 2Healthcare Sciences Publisher PLM and IBM Speed Access to Medical Information to Deliver Better Patient Care with Mobile 3Healthcare Sciences Publisher PLM and IBM Speed Access to Medical Information to Deliver Better Patient Care with Mobile 4
... rate for psychiatric medication spending has declined significantly, according ... Reuters (Healthcare) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ... ) The paper, which appears in the ... , underlines falling prices of psychiatric medications as one ...
... 2012 ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ), ... process and store adult stem cells, today provided updates ... (Res-Q) system, a point-of-care platform designed for the preparation ... at the Seventh International Conference on Cell Therapy for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Psychiatric Medication Spending Growth Slows, According to New Thomson Reuters Research 2Psychiatric Medication Spending Growth Slows, According to New Thomson Reuters Research 3ThermoGenesis Provides Update on Res-Q® Clinical Evaluations at Leading Stem Cell Therapy Conference 2ThermoGenesis Provides Update on Res-Q® Clinical Evaluations at Leading Stem Cell Therapy Conference 3ThermoGenesis Provides Update on Res-Q® Clinical Evaluations at Leading Stem Cell Therapy Conference 4
Rapid Immunoassay for the detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus....
Anti-Rotavirus Antigen Assay (ELISA)....
A direct enzyme immunoassay for detection of gr. A rotavirus in fecal specimens....
... Acolytes core technology relates to the ... enzyme found in all living cells. ... measured using bioluminescence. By coupling ... example via extraction using antibody-coated beads, Acolyte ...
Medicine Products: