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April 24, 2018

Far-red Fluorescent Silk can Kill Harmful Bacteria as Biomedical and Environmental Remedy

A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. The all-natural material would be safer than conventional photocatalytic, or light-activated, means to kill harmful pathogens such as bacteria, which use potentially biohazardous semiconductors and require cancer-causing ultraviolet light for activation. Read More

How Virtual Care Technology Can Transform Long-Term Care Facilities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the senior living industry will need to add 1.2 million employees by 2025 in order to provide adequate care for the growing aging population. Unfortunately, even in 2018, many long-term care facilities do not have enough providers or specialists onsite and/or on call after hours. In these situations, any resident needing immediate medical care (outside of a nurse's scope) is transported to a hospital. This can often negatively impact the individual's health and result in unnecessary costs and penalties to facilities, hospitals, and health plans. Read More

ABWM is Awarded Re-accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

The NCCA re-accredited the American Board of Wound Management CWCA®, CWS®, and CWSP® for a five-year period, expiring April 2023, during its recent meeting. Founded in 1995, the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification. Read More

New Hope for Treating Diabetic Wounds That Just Won't Heal

One of the most frustrating and debilitating complications of diabetes is the development of wounds on the foot or lower leg. Once they form, they can persist for months, leading to painful and dangerous infections. New research uncovers the role of a particular protein in maintaining diabetic wounds and suggests that reversing its effects could help aid wound healing in patients with diabetes. Read More