Studies Stir New Debate on PPE Use
recent studies indicating that the influenza virus can be carried in smaller particles than previously thought. Additionally, there is debate over airborne transmission and what kind of PPE healthcare
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Aqua Guard : Listing : Buyer's Guide
Aqua Guard is a latex-free infection control solution for patient and provider. Available in numerous sizes, it helps fight infection by acting as a barrier against waterborne or airborne bacteria. U
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2013-12-02 - Nanosponge Vaccine Fights MRSA Toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA—both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from the Universi
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2013-12-03 - New Research Shows Promise for Possible HIV Cure
Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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2013-12-03 - 1950s Pandemic Flu Virus Remains a Health Threat, Particularly to Those Under 50
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The research has been published in an advance online edition of the Journal of Virology.
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2013-12-02 - ASU Scientists Develop Microfluidic Chip That Can Sort Good Germs From Bad
Arizona State University (ASU) scientists have developed a microfluidic chip which can sort good germs from bad.
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