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  • Quantifying Drug Use With Sewage and Cell Phones

    Quantifying Drug Use With Sewage and Cell Phones

    Obtaining information about illegal drug use isn't a simple task. The illicit nature of the subject makes gathering information on the who and the what of drug consumption problematic. Self-reported surveys, a common tool, aren't always accurate beca…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:01pm -
  • Animal Hoarding Is a Unique Mental Disorder, Researchers Say

    Animal Hoarding Is a Unique Mental Disorder, Researchers Say

    The "cat lady" may be more than just a stereotype. After investigating roughly 30 people who collected nearly 1,400 animals total in southern Brazil, researchers now suggest that such men and women are afflicted with what they called animal hoarding…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:15pm -
  • Quantifying the Burden of Global Disease

    Quantifying the Burden of Global Disease

    Later this month, global health luminaries will gather in Seattle to celebrate the anniversary of a relationship that had a rocky start back in 1986, when a brash young Rhodes scholar marched into the World Health Organization office of an epidemiolo…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:30pm -
  • Getting a Tattoo Might Also Stain Your Lymph Nodes

    Getting a Tattoo Might Also Stain Your Lymph Nodes

    It’s not news that tattoos are hitting the mainstream, but a new study reported in the journal Scientific Reports reveals that tattoo inks’ nanoparticles are adding color to other parts of your body.As the tattooed population knows all too well…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:42pm -
  • Good News for Women Who Hate Going to the Gyno

    Good News for Women Who Hate Going to the Gyno

    Women may soon have more options when it comes to deciding how often they are screened for cervical cancer. But here’s the thing ― age is important.Women ages 30 to 65 years can either get screened every three years with a pap smear or every fi…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 3:46pm -
  • Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

    Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

    Were you born to have bad teeth, or did you break them?When it comes to allocating blame for tooth decay, one of the most common chronic childhood diseases worldwide, experts point fingers at both genes and dental hygiene as causes. Excessive sugar…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

    How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

    Studies of human evolution typically look at spans of thousands of years — the length of time it often takes various mutations to take hold and become noticeable.Evolution is more dynamic than that though; it's an ongoing process with subtle vari…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:05pm -
  • This Old Brain

    This Old Brain

    A writer taking part in an aging study explores his senior moments.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Why Would a Science Buff Take Multivitamins?

    Why Would a Science Buff Take Multivitamins?

    Have you skipped your vitamins today? That might not be a bad thing.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Border Line

    Border Line

    A seemingly brain-dead young man makes a startling recovery, and a neuroscientist tries to find out why.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 6:00am -

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  • Nosocomial infections and infection control
    Nosocomial infections are a leading cause of avoidable harm in hospital patients and a substantial, unnecessary drain on healthcare resources. They are frequently caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics, and the treatment of nos…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • The immunology of infection
    The human immune system is composed of a collection of specialized cells and secreted proteins that allows the identification and removal of an invading pathogen, and in doing so limits host injury or death. This system is composed of innate and adap…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Sepsis
    Sepsis occurs when a dysregulated host response to infection causes potentially life-threatening organ dysfunction. It is usually caused by bacterial infection and carries a 30% mortality, causing millions of deaths worldwide each year. New definitio…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Principles of microscopy, culture and serology-based diagnostics
    The increasing rates of antibiotic resistance justify the need for microbiological investigations of patients with infections. Despite rapid advances in molecular diagnostics, traditional methods of microscopy, culture and serology still play a major…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Immunization
    Immunization has played a major role in protection against infectious disease, and indeed the development of vaccines has been classed as one of the greatest medical achievements. The introduction of vaccines has been so successful that we are on the…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Clostridium difficile
    Clostridium difficile causes a potentially life-threatening diarrhoea, which is acquired predominantly in hospitals. The incidence of infections caused by this organism has increased markedly over the past 20 years, although the incidence has fallen…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Molecular-based diagnostics, including future trends
    Microbiological diagnosis has traditionally relied on phenotypic methods involving culture and biochemical testing to identify and characterize clinically relevant pathogens. These techniques have several disadvantages including poor sensitivity and…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • The primary immunodeficiency disorders
    The primary immunodeficiency disorders are clinically heterogeneous diseases, the majority of which arise from inborn errors in immunologically relevant genes. A high index of suspicion is required to reach a diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency, an…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
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