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2011-09-24 07:53:06

Hospital privacy curtains are frequently sources of infectious, potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said at an infectious diseases conference in Chicago earlier this week. In research presented Monday during the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on Monday, Dr. Michael Ohl of the University of Iowa and colleagues swabbed 43 hospital curtains two times a week for a period of three weeks. According to Reuters reporter Fran Lowry, Ohl's team...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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