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Skinvisible's DermSafe(R) Hand Sanitizer Kills Swine Flu Virus

June 26, 2019

Skinvisible, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKVI), a research and development company of patented skincare and medical dermatology products, has developed a hand sanitizing lotion that has proven effective in killing the H1N1 swine flu virus found in pigs. Retroscreen Virology of London England conducted the studies with Skinvisible's Hand Sanitizer Lotion; DermSafe. The product demonstrated it had a greater than 99.99 % inactivation/kill on H1N1 influenza A, a virus similar to the human swine flu vi...

Living Vascular Grafts: Pitt Team Grows Arteries With Most Elastic Protein Reported

June 25, 2019

University of Pittsburgh researchers have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported, a development that could overcome a major barrier to creating living-tissue replacements for damaged arteries, the team reports in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team used smooth muscle cells from adult baboons to produce the first arteries grown outside the body that contain a substantial amount of the pliant protein elastin, wh...

Leaders Must Implement Policies To Reduce Tobacco Use

June 24, 2019

Today's release of, "How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease" by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin focuses attention on tobacco use and its devastating effects, including the major finding that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. This 30th Surgeon General's Report should spur smokers to get help quitting and should provoke strong, decisive action by elected officials in Washington and across the country to implement ...

Combining Resistance And Endurance Training Best For Heart Health

June 23, 2019

A study of triathletes published in the online edition and October issue of Radiology reveals that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently. "To our knowledge, this is the first study using MRI to investigate effects of triathlon training on cardiac adaptations," said lead researcher Michael M. Lell, M.D., associate professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Germany. Dr. Lell and colleagues conducted cardiac MRI on 26 professional male triathletes (...

The Swine Flu Pandemic: Clinical Features Of The First Phase

June 22, 2019

A special issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International contains the first scientific presentation of clinical experience with the novel influenza A virus (H1N1/09) in the German-speaking countries since the start of the pandemic. Ralf Winzer and his coauthors from the Düsseldorf University Hospital retrospectively evaluated data from a large clinical cohort of infected persons in Germany (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106[47]: 770-6). Their medical-scientific article is accompanied by an editorial by...