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  • Nanomembranes Could Filter Bacteria
    New nanomaterials research from the University at Buffalo could lead to new solutions for an age-old public health problem -- how to separate bacteria from drinking water. To the naked eye, both water molecules and germs are invisible -- objects so tiny they are measured by ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Nanoparticles Could Lead to Powerful Vaccines for HIV, Other Diseases
    MIT engineers have designed a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria. The new particles, described in the Feb. 20 issue of Nature Materials, consist of concentric fatty spheres that can carry ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Key Regulatory Issues for Dengue Vaccine Development
    In this week's PLoS Medicine, Richard Mahoney and colleagues discuss two recent meetings convened by the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and the Developing Countries' Vaccine Regulators Network on regulatory issues that need to be addressed before licensing dengue ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Vaccine Technology Protects Against Hepatitis C Virus in Mouse Model
    Three percent of the world's population is currently infected by hepatitis C. The virus hides in the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer, and it's the most frequent cause of liver transplants in Denmark. Since the virus mutates strongly, we have no traditional ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Finding in Ribosome Signaling May Lead to Improved Antibiotics
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a signaling mechanism in the bacterial ribosome that detects proteins that activate genes for antibiotic resistance. "The ribosome is one of the most complex molecular machines in the cell," says Alexander ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Anti-Clotting Agent Does Not Improve Outcomes of Patients with Severe Pneumonia
    Use of the blood clot-inhibiting medication tifacogin does not appear to improve outcomes of patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (sCAP), according to a study conducted by researchers from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The drug had shown ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Folk Remedy Tansy May Be a Treatment for Herpes
    For centuries tansy has been used as a folk remedy, but now scientists from Britain and Spain believe the plant may have medical benefits after all, as a treatment for herpes. The team's findings, published in Phytotherapy Research, are the result of joint work between two ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Going 'Green' in the Operating Room
    Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified practical strategies to implement environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities that could result in vastly reduced healthcare costs and pose no risk to patient safety. ...More
    February 22, 2011 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Researchers Review Disinfection Methods of Hospital Drinking Water
    Experts say that Legionnaires’ disease is directly linked to the presence of Legionella in hospital drinking water, and that disinfecting the drinking water system is an effective preventive measure. Yusen E. Lin PhD, MBA, of the National Kaohsiung Normal University in ...More
  • Vaccine Made With Synthetic Gene Protects Against Pneumonia
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an ...More
    February 22, 2011 Posted in News