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2012-03-17 00:10:17

Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid opportunistic infection as well as working to facilitate wound healing. Chitosan is a natural, non-toxic and biodegradable, polysaccharide readily obtained from chitin, the main component of the...

2011-12-28 06:29:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Hand washing with antibacterial soap proves to kill significantly more bacteria than non-antibacterial, according to this review of dozens of studies. Researchers Donald Schaffner and Rebecca Montville of Rutgers University´s (New Jersey) Food Science Department conducted a quantitative analysis of existing data in order to determine if there was a difference in effectiveness between antibacterial and non-antibacterial soaps. "A difference in the...

2011-04-13 21:42:52

Frog and toad skins already are renowned as cornucopias of hundreds of germ-fighting substances. Now a new report in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research reveals that the toad brains also may contain an abundance of antibacterial and antiviral substances that could inspire a new generation of medicines. Ren Lai and colleagues point out that scientists know little about the germ-fighting proteins in amphibian brains, despite many studies showing that amphibians synthesize and secrete a...

2011-04-06 15:54:00

U.S. Marshals seize drug products manufactured and distributed by Wisconsin firms SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Marshals, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today seized more than $6 million in products distributed by Triad Group Inc., at the company's facility in Hartland, Wis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Triad Group and H & P Industries are owned and managed by the same parties. A variety of...

2011-03-05 15:57:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) manufactured for Smith & Nephew by The Triad Group. This Smith & Nephew recall follows an earlier nationwide recall initiated by The Triad Group for alcohol prep products, pads, wipes and swabs due to concerns about potential...

2011-02-01 15:36:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a recent recall of potentially contaminated non-sterile alcohol prep pads, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today reminded health care professionals about the safe use of non-sterile alcohol prep pads to clean and disinfect the surface of the skin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) On Jan. 5, 2011, The Triad Group of Hartland, Wis., recalled all lots of its alcohol prep pads and swabs...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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