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Biotic Antibiotics – Phages to the Rescue ?

Posted on: Sunday, July 13th, 2008 in: Aging topics, Antibiotics, Hospital Care, Treatment modalities

Thousands of hospitals and communities are now grappling with the fruits of our success with antibiotics… deadly bacterial resistance. Some people think methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) and its terrifying descendant vancomycin resistant staph aureus (VRSA) are threatening to return the world to the dark ages before penicillin and sulfa were discovered. Now, some researchers [...]

Rapid Screening for Cognitive Impairment

Posted on: Monday, January 21st, 2008 in: Aging topics, Screening and Diagnosis

One of the tasks in need of faster and better quality technology is the evaluation of individuals for evidence of cognitive impairment. Obvious examples include the high school football player who may have had a mild concussion in that last play. He seems generally all right, but a little dazed. Should he be allowed to [...]

Robot Seal can improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 in: Aging topics

It is clear that many people enjoy and can be relaxed by interaction with pet animals. Studies have also shown that interaction with animals is useful for people to relieve mental stress, improve alertness and to improve physical strength and dexterity in rehabilitation. It has also been found that such interaction can improve cognitive functioning [...]