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PCR Wizard

A researcher in lab constructing golden nanorods.

Erika Martinez-Nieves, Emergency Medicine Research Tech, constructs gold nano rods for polymerase chain reaction tests (PCR) in the North Campus Research Complex on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on August 18, 2017. The nanorods help mark bacteria in blood samples of emergency room patients so that doctors are able to identify and treat bacterial infections more quickly. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering