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  • New Way of Preventing Pneumococcal Brain Invasion
    An international team of researchers, led from Karolinska Institutet, has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. The study, which is published in the Journal of ...More
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  • Researchers Identify Changes in Lung Cells Following Infections
    When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia ...More
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  • Warm Weather Increases the Incidence of Serious Surgical Site Infections
    Surgical site infections, a common healthcare-associated infection, are seasonal – increasing in the summer and decreasing in the winter–according to new research published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Temperatures above 90 degrees F ...More
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  • Study Shows Novel Device Significantly Reduces Blood Draw Contamination
    A study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) found that a novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients. This approach could also ...More
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  • Researchers Study Enhanced Chlorhexidine Skin Penetration with Eucalyptus Oil Component
    Chlorhexidine (CHG) penetrates poorly into skin. The purpose of this study by Casey, et al. (2017) was to compare the depth of CHG skin permeation from solutions containing either 2% (w/v) CHG and 70% (v/v) isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or 2% (w/v) CHG, 70% (v/v) IPA and 2% ...More
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  • TB Bacteria Evolve at an Alarming Rate
    Researchers from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (VIGG) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have established a catalog of mutations in 319 virulence genes of mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis. These genes ...More
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  • New Zika Virus Inhibitor Identified
    New research led by Alexey Terskikh, PhD, associate professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), and Alex Strongin, PhD, professor at SBP, could be a first step toward a drug to treat Zika infections. Publishing in Antiviral Research, the ...More
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  • Lives to Be Saved with New Ebola Management Approach
    Ebola outbreaks are set to be managed quickly and efficiently – saving lives – with a new approach developed by an international team of researchers, including the University of Warwick, which helps to streamline outbreak decision-making. ...More
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  • Ebola Survivors Have a Unique Retinal Scar
    Researchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera. ...More
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  • Researchers Create World's First Self-Donning System for Surgical Gowns
    In the healthcare setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that healthcare personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the context of crisis management for the Ebola virus and other severe infectious diseases, use of a gown ...More
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