A research group has developed a first light-activated antimicrobial surface that can kill pathogenic bacteria even in the dark. It is hoped that the use of the surface will reduce hospital acquired infections.
Today, Feb 28, is the seventh Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day is an annual, awareness-raising event coordinated by EURORDIS at the international level and by National Alliances and Patient Organisations at the national level.
With a scientific name that holds little meaning for the general public, Cryptococcus gattii is a relatively new fungal pathogen in North America that is completely capable of killing those it infects.