Study finds rise in multi-drug resistant infections among U.S. children

Antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections, one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in children across the United States, are on the rise, according to results of a recent study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society on March 22. “Acinetobacter are bacteria known to cause serious infections and notoriously difficult to treat because […]

Researchers screen molecules that could be potential target for prostate cancer treatments

Cancer researchers at the University of Bath have measured systematically how efficient molecules are at suppressing the activity of a protein associated with prostate and other cancers. The molecules could eventually be developed into new anti-cancer drugs. The research team from the Departments of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Chemistry are studying a protein called α-methylacyl-CoA […]

Testa Analytical offers all-in-one instrument for particle and protein characterization

The NanoBrook Omni from Testa Analytical Solutions combines leading edge particle sizing and zeta potential technology in one powerful and accurate instrument for particle and protein characterization. Drawing upon high performance Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) for particle sizing and distribution, and on Doppler Velocimetry (Electrophoretic Light Scattering) for zeta potential, most measurements using the NanoBrook […]

St Mary’s Hospital uses point-of-care ultrasound extensively to assess patients in emergency care

St Mary’s Hospital is one of London’s four major trauma centers, and uses point-of-care ultrasound extensively in the assessment of patients visiting its extremely busy A&E department. St Mary’s Hospital relies on a SonoSite X-Porte to perform FAST scanning of trauma patients Dr Ehsan Hassan, a consultant in emergency medicine with a special interest in […]

Weighty issues on dog food safety

People are becoming more aware of what they put into their mouths and shifting from processed foods to natural and home-made foods. As for themselves they are more inclined to give their pet dogs these natural foods as well and are leaning towards a “raw meat” diet. These are often combined with pre-prepared foods that […]