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  • Diversion device successfully aids in lowering blood culture contamination rates January 23, 2023
    Blood culture contamination was significantly reduced when phlebotomists used an initial specimen diversion device on patients vs. the use of traditional venipuncture, according to a recent study. "The study was prompted by the fact that many of our patients who had a central line associated blood stream infections appeared to have contaminated blood cultures, as […]
  • Preparing for coming RSV, influenza epidemics January 23, 2023
    Governments around the world used a variety of techniques known as nonpharmaceutical interventions, or NPIs, to control the spread of COVID-19. These NPIs include mandated mask-wearing, social distancing, closures of schools and businesses and restrictions on travel.
  • Agents in development for HER2+ breast cancer January 23, 2023
    Experts share brief insights on novel agents in development for HER2+ breast cancer and consider how they may impact the treatment landscape. Take a look at this video that explores this topic.
  • Scientists developing early Alzheimer's disease detection sensor January 23, 2023
    Researchers with the SFU Nanodevice Fabrication Group are developing a new biosensor that can be used to screen for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases. An overview of their work has been recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
  • Acting out dreams predicts parkinson's and other brain diseases January 23, 2023
    Alan Alda was running for his life. The actor, best known for his role on the television series M*A*S*H, wasn't on a set. This threat was real — or at least it felt that way. So when he saw a bag of potatoes in front of him, he grabbed it and threw it at his […]