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  • Antibacterial Product Flows Through Streams, Crops
    Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. When we wash our hands, brush our teeth, or do our laundry, we are likely putting triclosan into our water sources. ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria
    A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published today in PLOS ONE by ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Use of Triclocarban During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Effects in Newborns
    A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. "The study found a link between women with higher levels of butyl paraben, which is ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Titanium Dioxide Exposure Increases Risk of Bacterial Infection
    When human cells are exposed to titanium dioxide without the presence of UV light from the sun, the risk for bacterial infection more than doubles. This finding by a Stony Brook University-led research team, published early online in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology, raises ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Soy Shows Promise as Natural Antimicrobial Agent
    Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such as cooking oils, cheeses, ice cream, ...More
    April 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • Amping Antimicrobial Discovery With Automation
    The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin--and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way: In a study posted in the AMB Express, researchers from the National Institute of ...More
    March 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • ECRI Institute to Host Webinar on Antibiotic Bone Cement for Joint Replacement
    Should antibiotic bone cement products be used in place of standard bone cement products to prevent infection after standard total hip or knee replacement surgery? That's a question that the experts at ECRI Institute have been fielding frequently as of late. While there ...More
    February 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ancient Medicinal Clay Shows Promise Against Bacterial Infections
    Naturally occurring clay from British Columbia, Canada -- long used by the region's Heiltsuk First Nation for its healing potential -- exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens, according to new research from the University of British ...More
    January 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Promising New Antimicrobials Could Fight MRSA Infection, Study Finds
    A novel class of antimicrobials that inhibits the function of a key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the major drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, according to researchers at ...More
    November 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • American Cleaning Institute Urges FDA to Preserve Critical Antibacterial Products, Ingredients
    The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-evaluate all data relevant to the safety and efficacy of antibacterial healthcare ingredients and make affirmative findings that they are generally recognized as safe and ...More
    November 3, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
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