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Archive for September 4th, 2017

Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serum

In this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what’s wrong. But performing rapid, accurate diagnostics on a serum sample without complex and time-consuming manipulations is a tall order. Now, a team reports in ACS Sensors that they have [...]

Study shows nurses’ scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a study published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. As part of the Antimicrobial Scrub Contamination [...]