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2012-07-18 10:18:05

A new study published today in PLoS Medicine re-evaluates the role of public reporting of hospital-acquired infection data.

2012-07-16 23:00:45

The findings of the study published in July 2012 on The American Journal of Gastroenterology, revealed a 65% increase in the incidence of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) among


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2011-04-15 13:32:47

Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.