Bacterial DNA in 13th-century Troy bones provides snapshot of maternal infection

Bacterial DNA in 13th-century Troy bones provides snapshot of maternal infection The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a Yale University study. Share on Facebook Share · Share on TwitterTweet · Share on Google …

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Research suggests Byzantine woman died of infection 800 years ago

“Calcification made little tiny suitcases of DNA and transported it across an 800-year timespan,” said researcher Caitlin Pepperell. By Brooks Hays | Jan. 10, 2017 at 3:29 PM. Follow @upi. Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter. A cross

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800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection

The skeleton of a woman who died 800 years ago on the outskirts of the ancient city of Troy in modern Turkey. (Credit: GEBHARD BIEG). Share this: facebook; twitter; google+. Print; Cite. Article Details: …

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Staph Infection from 800 Years Ago Found in Byzantine Bones

Calcified nodule found among the skeletal remains at Troy. (A) Burial x24.177 (grave 14, cemetery in quadrat x24). Photo credit Gebhard Bieg, 2005. (B) Cross-section of nodule (sample no x24.177), photo credit: Pathologie Nordhessen 2009.

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A research framework for tracing human migration events after ‘out of Africa’ origins

As more DNA sequencing data continues to become available, including extinct hominids, a new human origins study has been performed that augments a trio of influential papers published in 2016 in the journal Nature. Share on Facebook Share · Share on …

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Bones unearthed near ancient city of Troy yield clues of deadly infection

The ancient skeleton of a woman who lived near the storied city of Troy has given up the secrets of what killed her. Researchers unearthed the Byzantine bones and discovered both that she was pregnant and that a bacterial infection probably caused her …

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Old Infections

Archaeologists who uncovered the woman’s remains noticed that her skeleton had nodules at the base of her chest that they initially suspected to be from a tuberculosis infection, but when the researchers opened the calcified nodules up, New Historian

GenomeWeb

Byzantine skeleton provides clues to maternal sepsis

The genomes of the DNA were enough to detect the cause of death in byzantine woman. Archaeologists excavating the burial site in Anatolia in present-day Turkey found suspicious-looking nodules at the base of the woman’s chest, just below her ribs.

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Byzantine Skeleton Contains 800-Year-Old DNA From The Infection That Killed Her

On the outskirts of the ruins of the fabled city of Troy, archaeologists have come across the remains of a woman buried 800 years ago in a stone-lined grave. Amongst the bones of the skeleton, they discovered hard calcified nodules that turned out to

IFLScience

Death in Troy: 800-year-old skeleton reveals first record of maternal sepsis in Anatolia, Turkey

The unprecedented discovery reveals details of the history of maternal health in the Byzantine era. Martha Henriques. By Martha Henriques. January 11, 2017 13:47 GMT. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%.

International Business Times UK

Byzantine Woman Died of Fatal Infection 800 Years Ago

The skeleton of a woman who died 800 years ago on the outskirts of the ancient city of Troy in modern Turkey has yielded the first record of maternal sepsis in the fossil record. DNA locked inside the calcified nodules, found at the base of the chest

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Genome of Deadly 800 Year Old Infection Found in Byzantine Skeleton

A skeleton from the outskirts of what was once the ancient city of Troy, has yielded the genome of an 800 year old mystery infection. The remains of a thirty year old woman were found close to what had been the site of the fabled ancient city, in a

New Historian

Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave. Like others in the Byzantine era graveyard

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Well-Preserved Bacteria Found in Byzantine-Era Skeleton

MADISON, WISCONSIN—An international team of researchers has identified a case of maternal sepsis in a skeleton unearthed near the site of Troy, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Henrike Kiesewetter of Tüebingen University found …

Archaeology

Bacterial DNA in 13th-century Troy bones provides snapshot of maternal infection

A skeleton of pregnant woman unearthed in Byzantine Troy, from which scientists extracted DNA of bacteria that likely caused her death 800 years ago is shown in this undated handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gebhard Bieg MANDATORY …

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