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New Approach Finds Lung Infection in 500-Year-Old Mummy

August 10, 2012
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A combination of DNA and protein analysis has been used for the first time to determine the health of a mummified 15-year-old girl at the time she died. Scientists say that "La Doncella" (The Maiden), a 500-year-old Inca mummy, was suffering from a lung infection and believe the findings demonstrate the enormous potential of the new method.
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