Science and Industry developments

Omicron may hang around longer on surfaces than original virus, early findings suggest

Hand hygiene, frequent disinfection recommended by study team, while outside experts say more research needed Date: Mar 16, 2022 Source: CBC News Author: Lauren Pelley Excerpt: "Omicron, the highly contagious variant known for slipping around some of our best defences, might be surviving longer on everyday objects than its [...]

Alarm as antimicrobial resistance surges among chickens, pigs and cattle

Drug-resistant bacteria are gaining a stronghold in developing countries where meat production has soared. Date: Sep 20, 2019 Source: Nature - International journal of science Author: (if applicable) Excerpt: "Their results also indicate that the four types of antimicrobial drug most commonly used in farm animals to help them [...]

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Oregon State University, via ScienceDaily Excerpt: "The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published [...]

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Airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone in a child sensitized from wet wipes

Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is causing an epidemic of allergic contact dermatitis in Europe. We describe a 3-year-old girl sensitized from MI in wet wipes who later developed facial dermatitis twice, as a result of MI being emitted from freshly painted walls in a new apartment. Date: February 2014 Source: ResearchGate Author: Jakob Torp [...]

Disinfectant (Quats) Causes Reproductive Problems in Mice

Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, had fewer pups and suffered more miscarriages and distressed fetuses Date: August 14, 2014 Source: Scientific American Author: Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News Excerpt: "Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, [...]

Antimicrobial Packaging Ingredients for Food Packaging Market expected to Witness a Sustainable Growth over 2026

One of the major drivers of the antimicrobial packaging market, is the increasing demand for packaged food. Date: March 10, 2018 Source: Social Articles Tracking & PR Author: Abhishek Budholiya Excerpt: The demand for ready-to-eat, minimally processed and easily prepared food is increasing day-by-day. Initially packaging of these foods [...]