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Outbreak of Ralstonia pickettii bacteremia in a medical center of Taiwan

A medical center of Taiwan discovered an abnormal increase of Ralstonia pickettii; the initial investigation showed all cases used 20ml normal saline (NS) injections from a specific lot number (273A79D) of a manufacturer. Besides stopping the use

Sydney rock oysters respond to contaminants in a complex matter

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be produced naturally and through human activities and enter aquatic environments through, for instance, oil spills or surface runoff. These contaminants can persist for a long period of time in the environment

Is it possible to overcome microscopic contamination affecting the interpretation of the archaeological record?

Archaeology is a subfield of anthropology, the study of all human culture. This discipline often resorts to several scientific techniques to analyse the archaeological record. For instance, microscopy is intensively used to analyse different materials, such as