Mutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing?
Scientists tracking the virus have uncovered a major mutation, but it may not be as scary as it soundsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have had eyes on Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, since the beginning of this pandemic.They can see it is evolving, but it is happening at a glacial pace compared with two other viruses with pandemic potential: those that cause flu and Aids. That is good news for efforts to develop vaccines and treatments, but scientists remain wary that anything could still happen.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: About 900,000 People Living With HIV/Aids Unaccounted for - Group
[Premium Times] "Out of the 1.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, about 900,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are currently unaccounted for" (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Growing Old With HIV: Beyond Just Surviving Growing Old With HIV: Beyond Just Surviving
The aging of the population with HIV is a medical achievement to celebrate, but with this success comes a new conundrum.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Evaluation of a decision aid for the treatment of depression among college students - Rogojanski J, Zeifman RJ, Antony MM, Walker JR, Monson CM, and Mobilizing Minds Research Group.
OBJECTIVE: Depression, and its treatment, is a concern among college students. Research indicates decision aids (DA) improve patients' treatment knowledge, decision making, and decisional conflict; however, it is unknown whether they are helpful for dissem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PrEP During COVID-19: 5 Things to Know PrEP During COVID-19: 5 Things to Know
Accessing care at the places where PrEP is prescribed is harder to do during a pandemic. Here are five things to know about PrEP in the era of COVID-19.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Physician Reimbursement 2021: Who Are the Big Winners? Physician Reimbursement 2021: Who Are the Big Winners?
A close look at the proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program in 2021 shows that some physicians will see an increase in pay; others may earn less money.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Cash Taken From Amref, Given to Red Cross
[Nation] The transparency of the process through which money from the Global Fund is allocated is in doubt after Kenya's judging panel revoked an earlier award yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predictors of Mortality in Adults Admitted With COVID-19 Predictors of Mortality in Adults Admitted With COVID-19
A new study looks at the potential factors associated with mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. What have we learned?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

C-MIMI: AI peer review can spot missed lung cancer
A peer review process that's driven by artificial intelligence (AI) can identify...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: C-MIMI: Use of AI in radiology is evolving Medical imaging AI market projected for strong growth Can AI diagnose heart failure on chest x-rays? AI aids classification of indeterminate lung nodules Ferrum deploys AI platform for lung cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

As weather aids fire efforts, Gov. Brown announces recovery fund
After one week of fighting historic wildfires across Oregon, "our state has been pushed to the limits," Gov. Kate Brown said Monday as she and other officials outlined progress and discussed the start of recovery. "It's really hard for all of us to wrap our heads around the devastation these fires have caused and the pain and suffering so many Oregonians have endured," she said. So far, 10 people have died in the fires and 22 people are missing, and more are likely to be reported in the coming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

As weather aids fire efforts, Gov. Brown announces recovery fund
After one week of fighting historic wildfires across Oregon, "our state has been pushed to the limits," Gov. Kate Brown said Monday as she and other officials outlined progress and discussed the start of recovery. "It's really hard for all of us to wrap our heads around the devastation these fires have caused and the pain and suffering so many Oregonians have endured," she said. So far, 10 people have died in the fires and 22 people are missing, and more are likely to be reported in the coming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

One in 10 Gay and Bisexual Men May Share HIV PrEP Medications One in 10 Gay and Bisexual Men May Share HIV PrEP Medications
A small but significant proportion of gay and bisexual men with prescriptions for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been sharing their medication with others, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Sleep Disruption Tied to Energy Homeostasis Gene Variants in HIV Patients Sleep Disruption Tied to Energy Homeostasis Gene Variants in HIV Patients
Both waking during sleep and total sleep time are associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in five genes associated with energy homeostasis, according to a study of patients with HIV/AIDS.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl-tyrosine (F-18-FET)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FET-PET can be useful for glioma evaluations FET-PET adds 'relevant' info to pediatric cancer cases SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma SNMMI: FET-PET aids pediatric brain cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CS 9600 CBCT System Recognized as a Best of Class Technology Award Winner for Second Year in a Row
ATLANTA—Carestream Dental is proud to announce that the CS 9600, its smartest and most advanced CBCT extraoral imaging system, has received a 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award —the system’s second in a row. This multi-modality machine combines 2D imaging, CBCT imaging, object scanning, 3D facial scanning and optional cephalometric imaging into one powerful platform designed to meet the needs of all oral healthcare providers. The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award is selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: John Flucke, DDS, technology edit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hypertension, Cancer, HIV Kill 600,000 Nigerians Annually - NCD Alliance
[Vanguard] Worried about the growing trend of hypertension, cancer, HIV, Sickle Cell Disease, and other Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs, among Nigerians, President of the NCD Alliance Nigeria, Dr. Sonny Kuku, says not less than 60,000 Nigerians die from these diseases annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery Approach Aids Cesarean Birth Outcomes
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- An enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for cesarean delivery is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Luciana Mullman, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lowering Urine Protein Aids Renal Function in Rare Kidney Disease
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- Reducing urinary protein aids patients with the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Jonathan P. Troost,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monitoring of Older HIV-1-Positive Adults by HIV Clinics Monitoring of Older HIV-1-Positive Adults by HIV Clinics
HIV clinics play an important role in providing HIV-specific care as well as general health monitoring. Are older HIV patients being effectively monitored by these clinics?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: NACA Unveils New HIV Test Kits, As Global Fund Pledges $890m
[This Day] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has formerly launched a new test kit for HIV, known as WONDFO HIV 1 and 2 Rapid Test Kit. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Essential lessons’ from HIV fight can help coronavirus response, says UNAIDS
Decades of global experience in tackling AIDS can help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new UN report published on Wednesday has revealed.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rising Costs May Curb Widespread Use of PrEP in US Rising Costs May Curb Widespread Use of PrEP in US
Widespread use of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the US may be curtailed by escalating out-of-pocket costs as well as total costs, which include the portion covered by government and private insurers, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Are clinicians ordering CT lung screening too often?
Referring providers are ordering CT lung cancer screening exams for individuals...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which smokers seek out CT lung cancer screening? Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? AI aids classification of indeterminate lung nodules Education affects follow-up for CT lung screening exams AI converts low-dose CT scans to high-quality studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV - Naca, NHRC Parley to Tackle Human Rights Violations
[Vanguard] The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, are collaborating on human rights issues to enhance the national HIV and AIDS response. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: WHO Donates Lifesaving Equipment and Medical Supplies to Help Fight Covid-19 in Sierra Leone
[WHO] The World Health Organization continues to expend its strategic technical expertise support to include logistical and operational support to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to respond to COCID-19 pandemic. This was demonstrated with the recent donation of COVID-19 response supplies and equipment worth more than 600,000 US Dollars. The consignment, which were officially handed over to the Minister of Health and Sanitation by the WHO Representative on 4 September (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Technology Aids the War on Coronavirus
[Nation] As the country prepares for a possible return to normalcy following a reduction in new coronavirus cases, private firms and State agencies are adopting technology to stop the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rights Commission, Naca Partner to Tackle HIV Stigmatization
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the National Human Rights Commission are working towards addressing stigma, discrimination and other HIV-related human rights abuses. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Alumni Donate Groceries to Teachers of Mbapapi Secondary School Amid Covid-19
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -- Former students of Mbapapi Private Secondary School in Kasungu District, Saturday donated foodstuffs and assorted groceries worth K500,000.00 to teachers and support staff at the school to cushion them from economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3D printing enhances planning of TAVR procedures
3D-printed soft aortic root models with integrated electronic sensor arrays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing can help in planning complex CHD surgeries SIIM 2020: The future is now for 3D imaging 3D-printed swabs make the grade for COVID-19 testing 3D printing aids treatment of complex tibial fractures MRI effective for 3D printing of preop orbital plates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Africa: How Pooled Testing Can Increase Access to Essential Laboratory Tests
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 85% of pregnant women with HIV were receiving medication to prevent transmission to their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Provinces Include HIV, TB Screening At Covid-19 Sites
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza says provincial departments of health have started experimenting with combining Tubercolisis (TB) and COVID-19 screening in some locations, while also offering HIV self-screening at COVID-19 sites. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PEP Completion, Condom Use, and Sexual Exposure to HIV PEP Completion, Condom Use, and Sexual Exposure to HIV
How likely are individuals who have been sexually exposed to HIV to adhere to and complete a PEP regimen?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Angola: Over 650 HIV/Aids Positive Cases Reported in Cunene
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -- At least 650 new HIV/AIDS positive cases were diagnosed in the first half of this year in the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres (CATV) in the province of Cunene, an additional 33 cases compared to the same period in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mobile Refill for TB, ART Patients
[The Herald] PEOPLE living with HIV and those with tuberculosis can now collect their medication from mobile refill centres in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outcomes Among HIV Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Outcomes Among HIV Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
What have we learned about the outcomes of hospitalized HIV patients co-infected with COVID-19? How do they differ from that of non-HIV patients?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Aids College Women With Eating Disorders
Coached, digital intervention effective for reducing psychopathology, depression, clinical impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Aids College Women With Eating Disorders
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- A coached, digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention is effective for reducing eating disorder psychopathology, compensatory behaviors, depression, and clinical impairment among college women, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Tasked to Address Policy Barriers in HIV Fight
[Monitor] The Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) and human rights activists have appealed to government to address policy and legal barriers limiting active involvement of young people in HIV/Aids fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for first HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the cobas ® HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test for use on the fully automated cobas® 6800/8800 Systems in the U.S. The test provides healthcare professionals with a single result to confirm HIV diagnosis and differentiate HIV-1 and HIV-2, an important distinction needed to identify appropriate treatment options.“Roche is committed to improving diagnostic technologies in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Thomas Schinecker, CEO Roche Diagnostics. “Being able to reliably determi...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for first HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the cobas ® HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test for use on the fully automated cobas® 6800/8800 Systems in the U.S. The test provides healthcare professionals with a single result to confirm HIV diagnosis and differentiate HIV-1 and HIV-2, an important distinction needed to identify appropriate treatment options.“Roche is committed to improving diagnostic technologies in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Thomas Schinecker, CEO Roche Diagnostics. “Being able to reliably determi...
Source: Roche Media News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV Patients Don't Have Worse Outcome After MI With Cardiogenic Shock HIV Patients Don't Have Worse Outcome After MI With Cardiogenic Shock
Outcomes of myocardial infarction-cardiogenic shock (AMI-CS) in patients with HIV but without AIDS are no worse than in patients without HIV, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Should Not Cause Neglect of HIV/Aids
[AIM] Maputo -- The Executive Secretary of Mozambique's National AIDS Council (CNCS), Francisco Mbofana, warned on Monday that, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health authorities and the public at large must step up the campaigns against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Natpharm Allays ARVs Shortage Fears
[The Herald] Natpharm has assured Zimbabweans on second regimen antiretroviral treatment that the current stocks which are low will be expeditiously replenished. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People Wear Condoms For Selfish Reasons. Are Masks Different?
Using a condom to block HIV/AIDS can be compared to wearing a mask to slow the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus technology Source Type: news

Testing for Sero-Reversion in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants Testing for Sero-Reversion in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants
Delaying HIV serological screening among exposed but uninfected infants may help reduce the need for re-testing.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Namibia: ART Roll-Out During Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibian] NAMIBIA shares a 1 425-kilometre border with Angola, the bigger part of which is open. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 - Ensure Gains of HIV Response Are Not Lost
[The Herald] Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, reports from the UNAIDS country offices in the eastern and southern African region trickle in every day on the loss of livelihoods and the resulting food insecurity and general deprivation in the region, especially among the millions of people who make a living from the informal sector -- such as, informal traders, domestic workers and sex workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like?
This article was originally published by Work in Progress The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Gary Rynhart, Specialist, Employers’ Activities, DWT/CO-Pretoria, International Labour Organization (ILO) The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gary Rynhart Tags: Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What's New at CDER in HIV/AIDS
Get updates on safety and regulatory issues related to HIV/AIDS medical products (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Preventing infection, facilitating healing: New biomaterials from spider silk
(Universit ä t Bayreuth) New biomaterials developed at the University of Bayreuth eliminate risk of infection and facilitate healing processes. These nanostructured materials are based on spider silk proteins. They prevent colonization by bacteria and fungi, but at the same time proactively assist in the regeneration of human tissue. They are therefore ideal for implants, wound dressings, prostheses, contact lenses, and other everyday aids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news