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“The team found that using the ultraviolet robot after a room cleaning by members of the Environmental Services team not only reduced the number of [Clostridium difficile] infections, but did so without adversely impacting room turnaround time. According to this study, room cleaning took only five minutes longer on average compared to non-study units.”
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“A unique benefit of using RNA-Seq in the context of this work is the ability to characterize the early behavior of both host and parasite simultaneously, even when parasite RNA levels are proportionally very small during the early timepoints of an infection. This study provides a unique look at the host-pathogen interaction between T. cruzi Sylvio strain and a human host, and the first in-depth comparative transcriptome analysis of two different strains of parasite and their host response.”