Blood - an interview with our experts

Blood - an interview with our experts

In Good Shapes talks to Dr. Rudolf Tauber at Labor Berlin. He knows everything about blood tests and what physicians can learn from them. Dr. Claudia Vollbrecht from the Charite Hospital in Berlin explains the advantages of a liquid biopsy in anal...
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US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

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Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

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France: On Patrol for Oysters

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