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Biofilm is a Finalist in the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards

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RF’s Biofilm project is a finalist in the “Best Nonprofessional” category at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards! This is the inaugural year for the JHSMAs, which recognize excellence in media that best illustrates the wonders of science to a broad audience.

Biofilm is an introduction to a relatively new field of medical research that investigates bacteria colonies known as biofilm. Recent research has shown that biofilm colonies often inhabit wounds of immuno-compromised patients, which consequently result in chronic wounds (wounds that remain open for months and years). Biofilm infections are difficult to treat and can lead to the amputation of limbs.

Final Judging is slated for early September in association with the JHWFF Symposium 2012, hosted at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from September 5–7. Winners will be announced and honored at a Gala Awards Ceremony and Celebration.