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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
First Cases Of New, Infectious Fungus Reported In U.S.
If you’re tracking emerging infectious agents in the United States, it’s time to add a new one to the list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 13 cases of a fungal infection first seen in Japan in 2009. The culprit...
November 7, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Self-Healing Slippery Surface Coatings for Medical Devices Could Help Thwart Infections
Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. Known as biofouling, this contamination of devices is responsible for more than half of the 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections...
November 2, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Are Your Cells Aging Faster Than You? Check With New Test
Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres, the protective caps of DNA on the ends of chromosomes that...
October 26, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Tools for Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
As the focus on hospital-acquired infections intensifies, some medical device manufacturers are considering deep UV light emitting diodes for smaller, portable disinfection devices. Here’s how the technology can be used in medical device design. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
October 24, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Five-Second Rule – I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.
You may have read or heard about the study debunking the five-second rule. It said that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it. Our continued focus on this threat has...
October 13, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Purple Heart Veteran Sgt. John Peck Receives Double Arm Transplant
When quadruple amputee and retired Marine Sgt. John Peck looks down at his new arms, he said, he’s overcome with gratitude — and vows that he will not take them for granted. Peck soon will be able to use his arms to open...
October 11, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Artificial Blood Vessels That Can Grow In the Body
In a groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers, artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab and implanted in young lambs are capable of growth within the recipient. If confirmed in humans, these new vessel grafts would prevent the need...
October 5, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
The First Baby With 3 Genetic Parents is Created
A doctor who treats infertility in New York City says he has helped a couple have the first baby purposefully created with DNA from three different adults. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in Manhattan traveled to Mexico earlier this year...
September 30, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Leprosy Diagnoses in California Elementary School Student
LOS ANGELES — A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to...
September 27, 2016
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