Vital Threads Archive [2012 October] [10/30/12]
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Try the "Classic" approach to hand hygiene...

The message is clear, hand hygiene is the solution to the majority of our illness woes. Perhaps we fail to listen to such a simple message. The Allegheny County Health Department has now launched a handwashing awareness campaign using literary classics…read how Charles Dickens would have dealt with handwashing today.

Bacterial Cocktail Wipes out Superbug C. Diff in Mice

Scientist in the UK have identified a cocktail of bacteria that successfully wipes out the deadly Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in a recent study. The approach paves the way for new approaches and treatments. Read more on this study and the work that is to follow

The Future of Textiles

A. Blanton Godfrey, dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles reveals that NCSU is now working on a new dyeing process that doesn’t require water. “water will not be polluted and companies do not need to dry the fabric after dyeing it.” Read more to see how textiles can help make cars lighter and use less fuel. The application of textiles is limitless….

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