Reports of burns with electronic cigarettes

Dr. Gary Vercruysse and his colleagues from the University of Arizona reports three thermal burn injuries following use of electronic cigarettes. These reports appears in the journal Burns and points to lithium ion battery failure as the culprit. The researchers’ study comes at a time of increasing scrutiny of lithium ion batteries contained in so-called… Continue reading Reports of burns with electronic cigarettes

Uncovering antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium of our environment. It can however become a formidable pathogen causing fatal infections, especially in intubated patients, people suffering from cystic fibrosis or severe burns. The presence of certain metals in the natural or human environment of the bacterium makes it more dangerous and, in particular, resistant to antibiotics… Continue reading Uncovering antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa