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Image: Scanning electron micrograph of a human neutrophil ingesting MRSA (Photo courtesy [US] National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Wikipedia commons).

Common Biocide Promotes Bacteria in Nasal Passages

Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos, and toothpastes promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus in noses, according to a new study.  More...
24 Apr 2014

Prolonged ICU Stays Impact Quality of Life

A new study reveals that patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from an intensive care unit.   More...
24 Apr 2014
Image: The Stat Profile Prime blood gas analyzer (Photo courtesy of Nova Biomedical).

Blood Gas Analyzer Simplifies Critical Care Testing

A new blood gas analyzer combines revolutionary microelectronics with maintenance cartridge technology for a smaller, faster, and less expensive critical care analyzer.   More...
22 Apr 2014

First-of-a-Kind Ultrasound System Designed for Image-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access and Fits in Pocket

A new, ultra-compact ultrasound device provides direct visualization of structures beneath the skin in real time to effectively guide clinicians placing peripheral intravenous lines.  More...
22 Apr 2014

Beam Technology Enables Less Harmful, More Accurate, and Cost-Effective Radiotherapy

Newly developed technology will enable more effective, less harmful, and drastically less costly radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment using low-energy X-ray tubes instead of high-energy sources typically used today.   More...
21 Apr 2014

New Approach Could Transform Local Anesthesia

A new study predicts that magnet-directed nanoparticles containing an anesthetic could one day provide a successful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia.  More...
20 Apr 2014

Sleep Apnea Severity Independently Predicts Glycemic Health

Sleep apnea has been linked with elevated blood sugar levels, suggesting people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and mortality.  More...
16 Apr 2014


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