Science

Researchers have developed a new antiviral, antibacterial surface that could reduce the spread of infections in hospitals.

June 5, 2020
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   1  11   3SharesResearchers have found a way to impart durable antiviral and antibacterial properties to an aluminum alloy used in hospitals The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings. Although some surfaces have been developed that can combat bacteria, what’s been lacking is […]

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Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities

June 4, 2020
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   1  11   3SharesScientists have tried to develop synthetic red blood cells that mimic the favorable properties of natural ones, such as flexibility, oxygen transport and long circulation times. But so far, most artificial red blood cells have had one or a few, but not all, key features of the natural versions. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have made […]

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55 PhD, Postdoctoral and Faculty Positions at The University of Antwerp, Belgium

January 17, 2020
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            Doctoral Grant (BOF), Real-time Embedded Systems PhD position, Electrocatalysis PhD position, Early-stage techno-economic assessment and optimization of (bio)chemical value chains Doctoral Grant (BOF), Semantic typology Doctoral Grant (BOF), Translation Studies Doctoral Grant (BOF), Video games and representations of psychiatric diagnoses Doctoral Grant (BOF), Macroeconomics PhD position, Early-stage techno-economic assessment and optimization of (bio)chemical value […]

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The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

December 1, 2018
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1  1       2SharesResearchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath warn that the threat posed by this organism should be taken more seriously and use extra precautions for those at higher risk of infection who are due to undergo surgery. A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections after surgery, […]

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