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First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria

2015 01 Jul

Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs) was introduced by Kenall Manufacturing at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in Nashville. According to the Centers for... Read more

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Bundled Intervention Reduces Surgical Site Infections

2015 03 Jun

A multicentre study published in JAMA shows that implementation of a multifaceted intervention can be effective in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.   Twenty hospitals in nine U.S. states participated in this study. Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa... Read more

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A £2m Award To Study Bacterial Polymer Resistance

2014 04 Aug

Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces in the School of Pharmacy and Paul Williams, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham, have each received a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award worth a combined £2m. These are the first of its kind awards and the two researchers have been... Read more

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2014 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award Honours Pascale Cossart

2014 21 Feb

EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Pascale Cossart, a world renowned bacteriologist and Professor at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, as the winner of the 2014 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.     Professor Cossart receives the award for her outstanding contributions to the study of how bacteria... Read more

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Hospitals Face New Superbug Liabilities

2014 12 Feb

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology Offers Patented Solution Superbugs. Nightmare Bacteria. Antibiotic Resistant Strains. No matter what you call it, it is bad news for hospitals, which face increasingly stringent financial penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, patient readmissions and follow-up diagnostics due to hospital-acquired... Read more

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Bacteria Could be Causing Premature Birth

2014 10 Jan

According to new US research published in the journal PLOS ONE, specific bacteria may be the major cause for premature birth where labour is triggers by waters breaking too soon.  These findings suggest certain bacteria may lead to thinning of the membranes around the baby, causing them to tear. The report could pave the way for a screening... Read more

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Stubborn Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Behaviour Revealed

2013 31 Dec

Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully been able to reveal the mechanism that allows some bacteria to avoid treatment with antibiotics.  This breakthrough could lead to new methods to control this type of bacteria.   It is known that bacteria are able to achieve resistance to antibiotics via mutation, however there... Read more

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Innovative Test on Sore Throat Patients Leads to Decrease in Antibiotic Use

2013 11 Nov

According to research published in the British Medical Journal, a new 'clinical score' test devised for patients with a sore throat could lower antibiotics prescription rates of and lead to faster patient recovery. In a bid to determine whether to prescribe patients with an antibiotic immediately or to give them a delayed prescription, and comparing... Read more