The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Betadine decontamination of donor globes.

Between May 1983 and December 1989, 2,921 donor eyes received by the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank underwent a decontamination protocol using 10% Betadine (1% povidone-iodine) solution. Positive pretreatment limbal cultures were obtained on 52.1% of donor eyes. Posttreatment limbal cultures demonstrated a 76.1% reduction in microbial growth, including an 85.7% reduction in Candida species. Streptococcus species were reduced by 76.7% and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus were reduced by 76.1%. In addition, of 250 donor rims obtained at the time of surgery, two had coagulase-negative. Staphylococcus present that were also present after the decontamination procedure. In no cases did endophthalmitis occur during this study. This study demonstrates that this protocol using 10% Betadine solution is extremely effective in decontaminating donor globes of aerobic bacteria and fungi. However, gentamicin-resistant organisms survived this protocol, emphasizing the need to develop storage media containing a broader-spectrum antibiotic agent then gentamicin.[1]


  1. Betadine decontamination of donor globes. Mindrup, E.A., Dubbel, P.A., Doughman, D.J. Cornea (1993) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities