• Scientists Study Motion Patterns of Bacteria in Real Time
    A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate to communication within a bacterial colony. The researchers ...More
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  • Healthy Humans Make Nice Homes for Viruses
    The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. On average, healthy individuals carry about ...More
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  • New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety
    Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – better known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their report ...More
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  • ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference Addresses Cost and Care Coordination of Complex Patients
    ECRI Institute’s 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will address how America’s healthcare system is changing to care for complex patients; how this care is being financed; and how and where this care takes place.  The ...More
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  • 3-D Glimpse of Feline AIDS Virus Could Inspire New Anti-HIV Drugs
    If you’re not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How ...More
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  • Ebola Outbreak Severity Cannot Be Predicted
    A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds research conducted by the University of Warwick. Dr. Thomas House, of the University's Warwick Mathematics Institute, developed a model ...More
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  • U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia
    A team of specialized officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is being prepared to deploy to manage and staff a previously announced U.S. Department of Defense hospital in Liberia to care for healthcare workers who become ill from Ebola virus ...More
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  • West African Leaders, NIH Gather to Discuss Ebola Outbreak
    Leaders from West African nations and representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will attend a meeting on September 22 at Thomas Jefferson University to discuss the current crisis and plan future collaborations. Thomas Jefferson University is working with ...More
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  • Program Addresses Radiation Sterilization for Medical Devices
    A 3½ day program from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), "Radiation Sterilization for Medical Devices," covers principles, processes, industry best practices, and industry standards in radiation sterilization for medical devices. ...More
    16 hours ago Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • AdvaMed Questions FDA Classification Proposal
    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is reporting that the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit its proposed amendments to regulations governing the classification and ...More
    17 hours ago Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization