Tis another day of celebration.
And the Easter feast is two short weeks away!
The green pancakes are grilling up nicely! Green butter check.
Green beers on ice check.
The 4 pound corned beast is ready to go. Potatoes check. Cabbage check.
I'll start the hardwood maple fire around 3 PM. Big cast iron pot check.
Yes, I understand what you are saying. No problem.
My bad. I replied to Rail as well on here today.
I have been reading that other board for years. I guess I will have to sign up for it in the future.
I have been thinking about doing that, however so many posts have been deleted recently that it almost seems like why bother. It is better though............Winnowing.....!
I agree with your comments about the home page on the other board. The pictures of bacteria still scroll on my computer but, the anthrax one is slower for some reason. I think they need to push the less than one hour test times - But, I like the TSA EL plate idea too !
I did read that C Diff news this morning. I considered posting it here but decided not to. Glad you posted it over there. Yes, important news. 70% increase in attempts to shut it down and something like 41% failed to see a decrease of infections I think.
One message board you can say anything.
Which is not really good.
Another board too many things get deleted.
Which is also not good.
Yes, a lot of news lately about an enormous problem.
CDC raised the issue last week and now the HPA
From the PR we have this,
" This more rapid test is based on a modification of the 6.5 hour test, and has the potential to allow for antibiotic susceptibility testing in an amount of time that would have previously been considered simply impossible."
has the potential.......previously been considered simply impossible
Looks like they are breaking some new ground here. Great news and the quote is from an outside source as well !
My opinions only
Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4pm Eastern time as part of NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' programming
Mar. 08, 2013
'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs
'Nightmare bacteria,' strains of superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, have quadrupled in number in the last decade--and have been found lurking in hospitals in 42 states.
I think that from today's broadcast they said 2,000,000 HAI's in USA every year and 90,000 deaths.
Ignore the problem if you want to but, this baby is not going away and it just gets bigger and it just gets worse.
Sometimes the problems come in from outside the USA but, did you know that the USA gave drug resistant KPC to the rest of the world? It works both ways !
Los Angeles asks for federal help with tuberculosis outbreak
Doctors Struggling to Fight 'Totally Drug-Resistant' Tuberculosis in South Africa
'Totally drug-resistant' tuberculosis found in South Africa
GF Tuberculosis Update: 900 People Tested
Bill passed aimed to curb tuberculosis
I don't know if legal action is the way to go but it appears the Missouri senate thinks so.
So next possibly is MRSA to reduce time and Listeria possibly to reduce................Others might pop up as well......JMO's
From the website it looks like they are selling these TSA-EL plates in boxes of 100 now not 50.
Cold storage 1 year
RT storage 6 months and will be tested for another 6 months. I wonder if RT testing will be successful at one year. That would be valuable for some users I think. Heck 6 months could be valuable ! No refrigeration, no breakage.
42 percent faster
The tests also demonstrated an astonishingly reduced time to results of 14 hours for detection of Anthrax with NanoLogix FlatPack TSA, compared to historic norms of 24 hours using the competitor TSA.
How is this possible?
20 million new (STIs) each year in the USA, cost is $16 billion.
At-risk sexually active women, such as those with new or multiple sex partners, should be screened yearly for gonorrhea. So how big is this market worldwide?
Also gay, bisexual men should be screened yearly for gonorrhea. Adding to market size.
Also at-risk pregnant women should be screened.
Nano time -