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Novel Intracorneal Inlay Designed to Correct Presbyopia

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Valencia, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe and the companies AJL Ophthalmic SA and Aiken-Tecnología Ocular Preventiva SL have designed a new type of intracorneal inlay to correct presbyopia and farsightedness.

Antibiotic-Resistant Plasmids Found Even in Hospital Plumbing

To better understand the antibiotic resistant organisms spread, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently collected samples from pipes under the hospital's intensive care unit and from outside manholes draining hospital wastewater. They conducted whole-genome analyzes on the samples to study the bacterial plasmids, or rings of DNA, that can confer resistance to antibiotics.

A New Technique for Repairing Posterior Medial Meniscus

In a new study, researchers identified a new technique to compare biomechanically, a novel technique designed to repair PMMR tears using tendon graft (TG) and conventional TPS repair. Transtibial pullout suture (TPS) repair of posterior medial meniscus root (PMMR) tears was shown to achieve good clinical outcomes. The tendon grafts and sutures were threaded through the bone tunnel and then fixed to the anterolateral cortex of the tibia.

New Discovery may Lead to Effective Vaccine for Staph Skin Infections

Researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, open new doors to someday developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections.