Monthly Archives: May 2015

Home-brewed opiates serious public health concern – University of Alberta

For centuries, alcohol fermentation using sugar and yeast has been commonplace throughout the globe. Synthetic biologists have now gone much further. They have completed the key steps to turn yeast cells into microbial factories that can convert sugar into morphine. … Continue reading

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Noroviruses Can Spread by Air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for more than half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several meters from an infected person according to a new study by Universit√© Laval researchers. The discovery, details of which … Continue reading

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Latest Outbreak Reminds Us of Reprocessing Imperatives, Prompts New and Pending Guidance

Following yet another highly publicized patient exposure to dangerous pathogens via contaminated endoscopes, the healthcare and sterile processing communities are examining their processes, re-evaluation… Read More: Latest Outbreak Reminds Us of Reprocessing Imperatives, Prompts New and Pending Guidance

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New funding will support nationwide focus on substance misuse

University of Alberta (Edmonton) Substance misuse and addiction is a complex health and social issue that affects as many as 21 per cent of Canadians. It transcends social, economic and geographic borders. And though there are many interventions and treatment … Continue reading

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