hospital-acquired infection

Using MRSA isolates from England, researchers uncovered hospital-specific, community-specific, and overlapping transmission clusters.

The ASM speaker said that strains collected from two different hospital systems also exhibited overlap in their SNP and other content.

The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The researchers analyzed DNA from more than 6,500 samples taken from patients, staff, patient rooms, nurse stations, water, and air. 

Researchers described a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection transmitted from a liver donor to recipient, ruling out hospital-acquired infection with genomics.

The company recently presented preliminary results from two large-scale studies on tracking infections and drug resistance in large hospital systems.

Danaher said that it expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in the fifth full year post acquisition.

The test is the 20th US-IVD molecular diagnostic on the GeneXpert menu — Cepheid also recently announced that it has now placed its 10,000 systems globally.

Lumora's MDx technology for the clinical and industrial sectors will be merged with ERBA Mannheim's IVD testing business in a wide range of market segments.

Twelve hospitals will use the company's assays to screen vulnerable patients for genes from multi-drug resistant organisms.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.