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Sweat-eating, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria may benefit skin health

October 1, 2014

The ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas, may have a future as a self-regulating topical delivery agent for nitrite and nitric oxide to the skin, according to data from a poster presented at the 5th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Beneficial Microbes.

The Gram-negative chemolithoautotrophic bacteria derive energy solely from the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite and are capable of generating nitric oxide, according to the poster.

CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014
The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its…

Just-in-Time management principles helped reduce patient wait time

October 1, 2014
Applying processes used in manufacturing to streamline patient flow can successfully reduce patient wait time and increase the confidence of residents at teaching…
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After long-term ART, HIV mortality in S. Africa, N. America comparable

October 1, 2014
Researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have found that the mortality rate among patients on HIV treatment in South Africa cohorts is comparable to…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech, Inc.

Chronic HCV infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death…
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Robust antibiotic pipeline may require new thinking

September 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — ICAAC 2014 keynote speaker John H. Rex, MD, senior vice president and head of infection…
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Challenges in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis: PrEP’ing for the Future

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow…
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