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The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomes

The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
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How to build a better, safer, more welcoming hospital

Hospitals have been designed throughout the years to be functional. But for patients, that often means cold and scary. Two experts share findings that more pleasing environments could be good for patients.

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