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Oust(R) Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer Effective Against H1N1

RACINE, Wis., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, the makers of Oust(R), announces that families looking to disinfect surfaces in their homes can use SC Johnson's Oust(R) Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer, which has been proven to be effective against influenza A virus. The US EPA has indica...

Nuvilex Advances Release of Citroxin(TM) Antiviral Surface Cleaner to Help Combat Swine Flu

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, today announced that it will advance the release of Citroxin to domestic and international health agencies including hospitals, clinics, and medical offi...

Syracuse University researchers build a new surface material that resists biofilm growth

This is the tale of two biological substancescells from mammals and bacteria. It's a story about the havoc these microscopic entities can wreak on all manner of surfaces, from mighty ships to teeth and medical devices, and how two Syracuse University researchers are discovering new ways prevent th...

FDA Clears New Skin and Surface Treatment Applicator for Use With Xoft's Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System

Most Recent Indication Expands Treatment Platform to Allow Axxent(R) System to Deliver Surface Brachytherapy, Including Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug A...

Study suggests surface water contaminated with salmonella more common than thought

Athens, Ga. A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating Salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination. Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiol...

Alternative Surface Disinfection Explored in Latest Issue of American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC)

Groundbreaking research published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control validates a new surface disinfection process that may one day replace chemical disinfectants in hospitals. Seattle WA (Vocus) February 24, 2009 -- Groundbreaking researc...

Cradle to Cradle(SM) Digs Beneath the Surface with New Ingredient Certification

New designation defines a material's ecological intelligence at the chemical level, simplifying the process of designing safe, sustainable products CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC), a consultancy focused on helping clie...

Hill-Rom Announces Agreement with Encompass Therapeutic Support Systems Adding New Surface Choice for Use with Hill-Rom Frames

BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) today announced a new agreement with Encompass Therapeutic Support Systems (Glendale, Calif.) to provide its AccuMax Quantum(TM) VPC Support Systems for use with Hill-Rom(R) bed frames. "We are excited to move forward i...

GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core

The European Space Agency is about to launch the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earth's gravitational field and to map the reference shape of our planet the geoid - with unprecedented resolution and accuracy. The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GO...

Measurement technique probes surface structure of gold nanocrystals

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. In the hands of jewelers, gold can be fashioned into rings and pendants of long-lasting beauty. But, when reduced in size to nanocrystals containing a few thousand atoms, this noble metal is a surprisingly good catalyst. Finding the key to golds chemical reactivity (or that of ...

Barrier Technology Provides New Weapon in MRSA War: Surface Care Products Prevent Growth and Transfer of Bacteria

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A cleaning products manufacturer may have the answer to the rampant spread of the potentially life-threatening MRSA bacteria that has been plaguing hospitals, nursing homes, health clubs, schools and homes for years. Unelko's "spray & wipe" Clean & ...

Purdue researchers develop technology to detect cancer by scanning surface veins

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new technology for cancer detection that eliminates the need for drawing blood has been developed by Purdue University researchers. Researchers from Purdue's Cancer Center, Department of Chemistry and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering collaborated with cancer and...

Flesh-eating Bugs Surface in Singapore

Doctors and health experts in Singapore have warned people that at least 90 people have been attacked by a flesh-eating bug over the past five years// in the island republic. They said the species lived in salt water and around crabs, clams, and mussels among others. The warning came in the w...

New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures

Western U.S. wildfires are likely to increase in the coming decades, according to a new tree-ring study// led by the University of Comahue in Argentina and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that links episodic fire outbreaks in the past five centuries with periods of warming sea surfa...

Lunar Forces Affect The Surface Of The Earth

Lunar forces may be causing the surface of the earth to slip westward, according to a study by Italian and American scientists, which has been published by the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.// Carlo Doglioni of Rome's La Sapienza University and his team of Italian and US scientists ...

China Medical Technologies Announces Change of Independent Auditors

...vanced in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) products using Enhanced Chemiluminescence (ECLIA) technology, Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) technology and surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology to detect and monitor various diseases and disorders. For more information, please visit http://www.chinameditech....

The New Next Generation Hot Tub

...designed to be surrounded by a full or partial Hot Spring SpaStone((TM) )surround to give the beauty of a natural-stone look, or any style of exterior surface to blend with any outdoor environment. Earth Smart (TM) A new ABS substructure made of 100% recycled materials was introduced in 2009 on t...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

...uring 1 percent of observation x-rays, 42 percent of intervention x-rays, and 10 percent of follow-up x-rays. The study also showed that x-ray machine surface cultures yielded resistant gram-negative bacteria on 39 percent, 0 percent, and 50 percent of the observation, intervention, and follow-up x-rays. The...

On the Heels of the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leading Dermatologist Weighs in on Sun Protection Myths and Facts

...nse in the summer and clothing routinely covers less of the skin in that season. UVA rays constitute 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface year round and are known to penetrate deep within the skin. These rays can also pass through both clouds and windows and play a role in both carcinog...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

...ested in human trials, as well. Conceptually, however, Torti said there is no barrier to applying the therapy into humans to treat tumors close to the surface of the skin, such as in the oral cavity and bladder wall. "We're excited about this," Torti said. "This is the intersection between the physical an...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

...cantly higher concentration of immune cells called dendritic cells with the surface protein called DC-SIGN at the sites of healed genital herpes lesions than i...acyclovir treatment of genital lesions. "HSV-2 infection provides a wide surface area and long duration of time for allowing HIV access to more target cells...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

...h factor receptor (EGFR) is a protein found on the surface of cells to which an epidermal growth factor (EGF)... An EGFR is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, which may divide ex... divide, is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, including many case...

Zepherella Enhances No Surprise Healthcare Pricing Solution for Physicians with iPhone Application

...said Tom Furr, Zepherella's CEO. "This eliminates the guessing game for doctors and their patients when the need for lab tests or other services surface during an office visit." "During a medical exam, I often discuss potential diagnostic tests with my patients, yet neither of us knows ...

Preventing toxic shock syndrome and other severe diseases

...son to receive new CIHR operating grants totaling more than $9.55 million. "We are looking at how these superantigen toxins bind to proteins on the surface of white blood cells. This binding causes the over-activation of the immune system which can result in the patient developing shock," says McCormick....

China Medical Technologies Announces the Substantial Completion of an Independent Internal Investigation and Expected Timing of Reporting of Unaudited Financial Results for the Quarter and Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2009 and the Quarter ended June 30, 20

...vanced in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) products using Enhanced Chemiluminescence (ECLIA) technology, Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) technology and surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology to detect and monitor various diseases and disorders. For more information, please visit http://www.chinameditech....

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

...e a hospital has used UVC technology in this way. Steril-Aire devices use high output UVC energy to eradicate airborne viruses and bacteria as well as surface biofilm/mold and pathogens, to improve indoor air quality and reduce hospital acquired infections. "We are hopeful that UVC technology will he...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

... than the original acne. Dr. Breadon noted that treatments for hyperpigmentation are based on whether or not the dark areas are confined to the surface of the skin or if they have penetrated to the deeper layers of the skin. For superficial dark spots, a prescription topical medication consisting of h...

Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level

... vacuum bag with one that contains a HEPA filter. Cheap vacuum bags can stir up pollutants when vacuuming. Whenever possible, replace carpet with hard surface flooring or area rugs that can be easily cleaned. Also, upgrade air filters to a high-performance filter, such as a Filtrete filter from 3M, and cha...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

... for the first clinical study utilizing Xoft's Electronic Brachytherapy for surface treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers," said Ajay Bhatnagar, MD, of Cancer...th High Dose Rate brachytherapy with an Ir-192 remote afterloader using the surface applicators for my skin cancer patients, I was particularly intrigued with ...

Midbrook Utilizes Copper in Medical Environments

...le copper alloys with the EPA as antimicrobial surfaces. A clean copper surface is capable of killing 99.9% of bacteria exposed to the surface within 2 hours from time of initial exposure. These studies have confirmed ...

Human cells secrete cancer-killing protein, UK study finds

... Par-4 molecule binds to its receptor GRP78 on the surface of a tumor cell, it triggers a biological process ...endent upon extracellular Par-4 signaling via cell surface GRP78. Thus, the researchers conclude, Par-4 activates a novel pathway involving cell surface GRP78 receptor for induction of apoptosis. In othe...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

...naffected individuals, isolating cells that could form bone when transplanted subcutaneously into animals. The isolated cells were characterized using surface and other markers, which identified them as being derived from bone marrow. The researchers also examined tissue from FOP patients that had formed new...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

...tem cells responsible for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a form of cancer with a particularly poor survival rate. The key is targeting a protein on the surface of those cells that sends a "don't eat me" signal to the macrophage immune cells that serve as a first line of defense, according to the reports in th...

Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. Launches Unified Healthcare Portal for Payers, Patients and Providers

...ality, while also providing adjusters with a comprehensive view of an entire medical claim. "With this release, Rising is only scratching the surface of our revolutionary plans for this solution," says Rising CEO, Jason Beans. "Not only do we have new technologies in our development cycle for payer...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

...52 patients with aHUS and compared them with 380 healthy people. "In seven patients, we identified six different mutations in a protein that is on the surface of endothelial cells," he said. The protein, called thrombomodulin, is known to prevent clotting. Using a variety of biochemical techniques, the re...

Critical link in cell death pathway revealed

...pendent diabetes. This cell death process is activated by proteins on the surface of cells. The most prominent of these cell surface proteins is FAS, but curiously it does not always activate apoptosis the sa...

Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?

...n the study. Their thermal pain hypersensitivity were examined Thermal stimuli were delivered using a Medoc Thermal Sensory Analyzer with a 3 cm 3 cm surface area. Heat pain threshold (HPTh) and heat pain tolerance (HPTo) were assessed on the left ventral forearm and left calf using an ascending method of l...

Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record Earnings for the Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009

...en's toothbrushes, and children's toothpastes. The Company believes it is a leading U.S. manufacturer or distributor of prophy angles and cups, liquid surface disinfectants, dental micro-applicators and obturation units designed for warm, vertical condensation. Investors are cautioned that this pre...

Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program

...en's toothbrushes, and children's toothpastes. The Company believes it is a leading U.S. manufacturer or distributor of prophy angles and cups, liquid surface disinfectants, dental micro-applicators and obturation units designed for warm, vertical condensation. Investors are cautioned that this pres...

Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals and LaRon(TM) Pharma Inc. Announce Co-Promotion Agreement

...orption include the application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings. Therefore, p...ients receiving a large dose of a potent topical steroid applied to a large surface area or under an occlusive dressing should be evaluated periodically for ev...
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