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Modern wildfires pose new health risks for firefighters

Modern wildfires pose new health risks for firefighters

Human contact responsible for spread of hospital infections

Human contact responsible for spread of hospital infections

Human contact plays major role in the spread of some hospital-acquired infections

Human contact plays major role in the spread of some hospital-acquired infections

Mass casualty field trial demonstrates capabilities of new life-saving technologies

Mass casualty field trial demonstrates capabilities of new life-saving technologies

Graphene can purify water, making it drinkable without further chlorination

Graphene can purify water, making it drinkable without further chlorination

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation

Scientists receive $1.5 million to develop new technology for detecting healthcare-associated infections

Scientists receive $1.5 million to develop new technology for detecting healthcare-associated infections

DNA analysis finds that stethoscopes used in the ICU are teeming with bacteria

DNA analysis finds that stethoscopes used in the ICU are teeming with bacteria

Study findings may explain sporadic outbreaks of C. difficile infections in hospitals

Study findings may explain sporadic outbreaks of C. difficile infections in hospitals

Sink traps are unexpected source of drug-resistant bacteria in ICU, study reveals

Sink traps are unexpected source of drug-resistant bacteria in ICU, study reveals

Research seeks to revolutionize the way emergency services tackle CBRN incidents

Research seeks to revolutionize the way emergency services tackle CBRN incidents

Transmission of F. tularensis unlikely to happen through the food chain

Transmission of F. tularensis unlikely to happen through the food chain

UH scientists uncover clues to why bacteria survive in space

UH scientists uncover clues to why bacteria survive in space

Researchers to develop new device using cold plasma technology to tackle airborne allergens

Researchers to develop new device using cold plasma technology to tackle airborne allergens

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Germ-killing robots use UV radiation to safeguard patients from health care-associated infections

Germ-killing robots use UV radiation to safeguard patients from health care-associated infections

UH scientists join effort by NSF to better understand natural disasters

UH scientists join effort by NSF to better understand natural disasters

British technology offers ultimate surface protection against Aussie flu virus

British technology offers ultimate surface protection against Aussie flu virus

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses