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  • Researchers Gain Insights to Redirect Leading HIV Cure Strategy
    Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided the first evidence that viruses and hosts share highly similar regulatory sequences in their promoters--the initiation sequences of human genes that code for functional proteins. ...More
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  • DNA Fingerprinting Reveals How Malaria Hides From Our Immune System
    DNA fingerprinting has revealed how the malaria parasite shuffles genes to create different strains and hide from our immune system. This trick allows the parasite to remain undetected and re-infect the same people, much like the flu. A study involving more than 600 ...More
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  • Novel Compound Blocks Replication of Zika and Other Viruses
    The cells of vertebrates have evolved pathways that act like an internal defense, inhibiting viral infections by preventing replication of the pathogens. Drugs that activate those existing systems suggest a promising novel approach to treating dangerous infections by Zika ...More
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  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance on World Hand Hygiene Day
    World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on May 5, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “Fight antibiotic resistance … it’s in your hands,” illustrating the important relationship ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Scientists Plot Antibiotic Resistance on a World Map
    Russian scientists have created an interactive world map of human gut microbiota potential to resist antibiotics (resistome). Their ResistoMap will help identify national trends in antibiotic use and control antibiotic resistance on the global scale. ...More
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  • Zapping Bacteria With Sanitizers Made of Paper
    Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria. A Rutgers-led team has invented an inexpensive, effective way to kill bacteria and sanitize surfaces with devices made of paper. ...More
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  • Bioinspired Agent Kills Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    An antimicrobial treatment, inspired by enzymes in our immune system, can rapidly kill drug-resistant bacteria. Courtesy of Lilit Tonoyan, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland   Researchers in Ireland have developed a bioinspired antimicrobial treatment that ...More
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  • Bacteria Take a Deadly Risk to Survive
    Bacteria need mutations -- changes in their DNA code -- to survive under difficult circumstances. When necessary, they can even mutate at different speeds. This is shown in a recent study by the Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), ...More
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  • Identifying the Initial Appropriate Antibiotic Therapy for Complicated UTI
    A challenge in the empiric treatment of complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) is identifying the initial appropriate antibiotic therapy (IAAT), which is associated with reduced length of stay and mortality compared with initial inappropriate antibiotic therapy ...More
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  • US Endoscopy Announces Full Market Release of the New VIA Procedure Kits
    US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing and a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, announces the release of the VIA® procedure kits – custom. The VIA® procedure kits – custom offer customers the ability to build their own ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization