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Image: MRSA bacteria (Photo courtesy of Tim Sandle, PhD / NIH).

Single-Wavelength UV Light Reduces Surgical Site Infections

A new study suggests that ultraviolet (UV) light in the far-UVC 207 nm wavelength kills bacteria without apparent harm to human skin tissue. More...
23 Jun 2016
Image: E.coli bacteria destroyed by the imidazolium oligomers (Photo courtesy of IBN / A*STAR).

New Material Kills E. coli in 30 Seconds

A novel oligomer can kill 99.7% of E. coli bacteria within 30 seconds aided by its chain-like structure, which helps it penetrate the cell membrane and destroy the bacteria. More...
22 Jun 2016
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Implantable Nerve Stimulator Helps Alleviate OSA Symptoms

Innovative hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) implants offers promise for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). More...
21 Jun 2016
Image: Dr. Sarah Warnes and Professor Bill Keevil (Photo courtesy of the University of Southampton).

Copper Surfaces Can Destroy MRSA Pathogen Spread

A new study demonstrates that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria die on copper surfaces by a multifaceted attack of copper ions and reactive oxygen species (ROS). More...
21 Jun 2016
Image: A close-up view of the ChemoFilter system (Photo courtesy Roy Kaltschmidt / LBL).

Chemical ‘Sponges’ Soak up Toxic Chemotherapy Drugs

A new device soaks up chemotherapy drugs before they can circulate widely throughout the body, enabling higher doses and limiting off-target effects in other organs. More...
20 Jun 2016
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Image: A recent study found nearly 30 percent of strokes could be avoided if air quality was improved (Photo courtesy of Auckland University of Technology).

Air Pollution is a Leading Stroke Risk Factor

A new study concludes that air pollution is associated with about a third of the total stroke burden, making it a leading risk factor worldwide. More...
20 Jun 2016
Image: The CoaguChek INRange system (Photo courtesy of Roche Diagnostics).

Home PT/INR Device Enables Remote Care of Anticoagulated Patients

A novel Bluetooth-enabled home health device helps healthcare providers (HCPs) have greater control over their patient’s coagulation status and Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) therapy. More...
14 Jun 2016


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