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What is a Germicide?

A germicide is a substance that kills bacteria and microorganisms. Germicides also fall into the category of bacteriostatic agents that do not directly kill bacteria but hinder their development. Germicides are also used as chemicals used to combat pests and pathogens of plants, weeds, as well as parasites and vectors of dangerous diseases of humans […]

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Podcast: Vaccines approved for younger kids

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has killed more than 5 million people around the world, with more than 740,000 dead […]

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$6.2 million grant to fund Center for Perioperative Mental Health

The average person will undergo nine surgical procedures in his or her lifetime, and the periods before, during and after surgery are considered high risk regarding mental health, particularly among older adults. Depression and anxiety are especially common in older surgery patients; past research has demonstrated that about 40% of older surgical patients have mental […]

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ganaxolone

ganaxolone Marinus Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application (NDA) to FDA for Ganaxolone for the Treatment of Seizures Associated with CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder and Provides Pipeline Update RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 3, 2021 — Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNS), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics to treat seizure disorders, today announced the submission of […]

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A Guide to Fasting Healthily for Ramadan

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is an obligatory practice for healthy adult Muslims. Ramadan diurnal intermittent fasting (RDIF) is regarded as a unique form of intermittent fasting involving consistent diurnal abstinence from food and drink for a fasting period that ranges, on average, between 8 and 18 hours (variation results from changes in season […]

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Current Challenges in Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a single genetic mutation yet displays significant clinical heterogeneity and many diagnostic challenges remain. Furthermore, current treatment options remain limited, and often complications associated with SCD make treatment difficult. Thus, there remain many notable challenges in SCD across the world. Sickle Cell Anemia. Image Credit: Meletios Verras/Shutterstock.com Clinical […]