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Article ID: 696065

Iowa State University to Host Federally Funded Center of Excellence for Swine Genomics

Iowa State University

A new federally funded center of excellence led by Iowa State University scientists will analyze various structures and mechanisms in the swine genome with the goal of allowing pork producers to predict with greater accuracy the traits in their herds. The institute will include personnel at Iowa State, Michigan State, The University of California at Davis, and the USDA Agriculture Research Service.

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13-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695905

Study Finds How Physicians Receive Feedback is Important for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Antimicrobial resistance continues to increase, and antimicrobial stewardship programs are developing plans to report antimicrobial use in order to reduce and optimize the use of antibiotics.

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11-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695914

IU Scientists Watch Bacteria 'Harpoon' DNA to Speed Their Evolution

Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University have made the first direct observation of how bacteria use appendages thousands of times thinner than a human hair to absorb DNA in the environment. The work could help advance efforts stop antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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11-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695883

Safety Protocol Breaches: Ways to Prevent Infection Transmission In Health Care Setting

University of Utah Health

During 325 observations, researchers at the University of Utah and University of Michigan identified 283 protocol violations, which could increase the risk of self-contamination of health care personnel and transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms to patients.

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8-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695376

Bacteriophages Offer Promising Alternative to Antibiotics

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 677920

How an Enzyme Repairs DNA, Controlling DNA-Based Robots, Neural Stem Cells Helping to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

Newswise

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

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1-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695444

A Call for Doctors to Lead the Charge for Antibiotic-Free Foods

Johns Hopkins Medicine

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1-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695400

X-Ray Laser Scientists Develop a New Way to Watch Bacteria Attack Antibiotics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

An international team of researchers has found a new way to investigate how tuberculosis bacteria inactivate an important family of antibiotics: They watched the process in action for the first time using an X-ray free-electron laser, or XFEL.

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31-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695380

‘Why Not Take A Risk’ Attitude Widespread Among Patients and Providers, GW Study Finds

George Washington University

A new study led by David Broniatowski, an assistant professor in the George Washington University’s department of engineering management and systems engineering, finds the “Why not take a risk?” mentality is widespread among patients and medical care providers.

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31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695349

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids.

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30-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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