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Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by their ability to be transported through the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects. Some antiseptics are true germicides, capable of destroying microbes (bacteriocidal), whilst others are bacteriostatic and only prevent or inhibit their growth.
Tecnalia's transparent bioadjesive gel could treat diabetic foot ulcers

Tecnalia's transparent bioadjesive gel could treat diabetic foot ulcers

Research project explores use of nanoparticles as a way to disinfect wounds

Research project explores use of nanoparticles as a way to disinfect wounds

ACI urges FDA to re-evaluate data relevant to safety, efficacy of antibacterial health care ingredients

ACI urges FDA to re-evaluate data relevant to safety, efficacy of antibacterial health care ingredients

Helsinn, Mundipharma sign distribution and license agreement for anamorelin

Helsinn, Mundipharma sign distribution and license agreement for anamorelin

Findings could lead to new therapeutic approach to Parkinson's disease

Findings could lead to new therapeutic approach to Parkinson's disease

New antiseptic agent holds promise for treatment of periodontitis

New antiseptic agent holds promise for treatment of periodontitis

Health Canada offers tips on proper use of topical antiseptics to reduce infections

Health Canada offers tips on proper use of topical antiseptics to reduce infections

Helsinn, Mundipharma sign distribution and license agreement for investigational therapy

Helsinn, Mundipharma sign distribution and license agreement for investigational therapy

Researchers identify resistance protein that allows bacteria to survive chlorhexidine

Researchers identify resistance protein that allows bacteria to survive chlorhexidine

WHO, Health Care without Harm to launch Mercury-Free Healthcare by 2020

WHO, Health Care without Harm to launch Mercury-Free Healthcare by 2020

Weekend reading: The mystery of some innovations that are slow to be accepted; myths about the obesity crisis

Weekend reading: The mystery of some innovations that are slow to be accepted; myths about the obesity crisis

Chemotherapy devices: an interview with Damien Salauze, head of Curie-Cancer

Chemotherapy devices: an interview with Damien Salauze, head of Curie-Cancer

Bedside baths and bloodstream infections in children: an interview with Aaron Milstone

Bedside baths and bloodstream infections in children: an interview with Aaron Milstone

Neonatal TSH screening insensitive for iodine insufficiency

Neonatal TSH screening insensitive for iodine insufficiency

Allergies and hygiene: an interview with Sally Bloomfield

Allergies and hygiene: an interview with Sally Bloomfield

‘Green’ disinfectant shows promise against hospital-acquired infections

‘Green’ disinfectant shows promise against hospital-acquired infections

Patients with history of skin infection more likely to develop surgical site infections

Patients with history of skin infection more likely to develop surgical site infections

Surgery may be effective in difficult-to-treat epilepsy cases

Surgery may be effective in difficult-to-treat epilepsy cases

New report: U.S. antiseptics and disinfectants market to reach $2.9B by 2016

New report: U.S. antiseptics and disinfectants market to reach $2.9B by 2016

Pediatric physicians present 12 research abstracts, posters at Cardiology 2011

Pediatric physicians present 12 research abstracts, posters at Cardiology 2011