800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection

800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection While excavating a late Byzantine era cemetery near Troy in modern-day Turkey, researchers discovered an 800-year-old skeleton of a woman. Two calcified nodules found at the base of her chest have yielded the complete genomes of two pathogenic …

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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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Ancient Bones From Troy Contain DNA Of Deadly Bacteria

HOUSTON – AUGUST 28: Visitors view the 3.2 million year old fossilized remains of ‘Lucy’, the most complete example of the hominid Australopithecus afarensis, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, August 28, 2007 in Houston, Texas. The exhibition …

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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

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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 …

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

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 …more.

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How pregnant woman, unborn son died in ancient city of Troy: McMaster scientists

It’s not the legendary Troy of Agamemnon and Paris, but the site of the ancient city is still giving up secrets to disease detectives who study the evolution of bacteria and other microbes that continue to cause illness in humans today. An

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800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection

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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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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

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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

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Researchers unearth infection evidence in 13th-century Troy bones

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. Scientists at McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have sequenced the complete …

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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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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%.

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