Exposure sites mount in SA virus cluster

South Australia’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites continues to grow, raising fears of more virus cases as authorities grapple with the latest outbreak. The number of sites of concern is heading towards 100 with the Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley and a TAFE college in Adelaide among the latest to join the list. The… Read More »

OSHA standard compliance date arrives amid confusion, industry pushback

Dive Brief: Healthcare facilities must be in full compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard as of Wednesday, including requirements around ventilation, physical barriers and training. The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and other groups had pushed the agency to delay compliance dates, contending providers needed more time… Read More »

In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa, which is in desperate need of more COVID-19 vaccines as cases surge, the Associated Press… Read More »

MGH researchers studying early onset celiac disease

A collaborative group of researchers has identified substantial microbial changes in the intestines of at-risk infants before disease onset in a new, long-term, prospective approach to the development of celiac disease. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers, along with colleagues from institutions in Italy and the University of Maryland, College… Read More »

Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging and Cancer Urine Testing

Scientists at MIT have announced that they developed novel nanoparticles to detect cancer in urine samples. As well as detecting the presence of tumors, the nanoparticles can also accumulate at tumor sites and function as an imaging agent, helping to identify their location. These multifunctional particles could be very useful for routine cancer screening and… Read More »