Medicine & Health
New data published today suggest that personnel who process reusable medical instruments and equipment may be frequently exposed to tissue, blood, and patient fluids even when wearing recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), detail the results of a pilot project evaluating splash generation during processing activities in equipment decontamination areas.
- American Journal of Infection Control
A research team led by Dr. Il-Joo Cho at the Brain Science Institute of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology announced that they had developed a subminiature multifunctional brain chip that integrated the fluid channel for extracting cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid channel for injecting medicine, and the electrodes that measure brain signals. The new brain chip is small, yet it can perform various functions simultaneously. It will be useful in minimizing brain damage and studying the cause and treatment for brain diseases. We expect that the system we developed will be applied to various brain disease model animals and contribute to developing treatment for brain diseases.
- Biosensors and Bioelectronics
- Ministry of Science and ICT
A new resource has been launched to help employers and frontline workers as they recover from the impacts of Covid-19. The upheaval from the pandemic has threatened the security of businesses and employment, and placed new pressures on managers and employees, as well as exacerbating old inequalities - factors which impact on both the wellbeing and performance of workers at all levels.
An international team of scientists believe they may have found a molecular mechanism behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines. Scientists led by a team from Arizona State University, Cardiff University and others worked with AstraZeneca to investigate vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a life-threatening condition seen in a very small number of people after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
- Science Advances
Patients seeking treatment for HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health services missed vital appointments because of the pressures COVID-19 put on Africa’s health systems, new research has found.
- BMJ Global Health
A new interactive graphic developed by UK researchers and published by The BMJ today will help people decide what to do in everyday situations to protect themselves, and others, from covid-19.