Archive for April 2017

Human Stem Cells Can Be Used For 3-D Printing of Tissue Structures

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sang Jin Lee, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine Wake Forest University “MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea in 2003 and took…

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Candida auris Questions and Answers

Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. This yeast often does not respond to commonly used…

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What’s Behind 2.5 Million New Health Jobs?

Ani Turner, Charles Roehrig, and Katherine Hempstead of HealthAffairs Blog: “As of January 2017, there are 2.5 million more health jobs than at the start of the recession, an increase of 19 percent over a 9-year period during which the U.S. population grew by only 7 percent. While health jobs make up about 11 percent of…

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CDC disease detectives still unable to pin down source of mysterious, polio-like illness

Brian Zimmerman of Becker’s Healthcare: “Epidemic Intelligence Service officers with the CDC still cannot pinpoint the cause of a paralysis inducing illness, which led to a cluster of hospitalizations among children in Washington state in 2016. Acute flaccid myelitis is a condition that affects the spinal cord, inciting limb weakness and paralysis. It has previously…

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New weapons in Infection Control and Prevention

Infection Prevention

Meg Bryant of Healthcare Dive: “Newer technologies, such as ultraviolet light and real-time locating systems, are putting new teeth in the war on HAIs and helping hospitals and helping increase room turnover time. UV light adds a level of disinfection above routine cleaning and sterilization and is often used in rooms following discharge of patients…

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Exciting IP Opportunities – Nationwide

  Washington State Infection Prevention Officer RN, MT(ASCP), or MPH Stunning mountain views and extraordinary quality of life welcome you to this jewel of the Northwest! This location couldn’t be more ideal, providing excellent schools, a competitive cost of living, a lively arts and culture scene, and an abundance of outdoor adventures and activities! Learn…

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