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  • Mortal Chemical Combat Typifies the World of Bacteria
    Like all organisms, bacteria must compete for resources to survive, even if it means a fight to the death. New research led by scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Santa Barbara, describes new ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify Antivirus System
    Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells. Viruses that cause disease in animals beat the security system millennia ago. But now that researchers are aware of it, they can explore ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • MS Drug Serves as Model for Potential Drugs to Treat Botulism Poisoning
    Scientists are reporting that variants of a drug already approved for treating multiple sclerosis show promise as a long sought treatment for victims of bioterrorist attack with botulinum neurotoxin — which is 10,000 times deadlier than cyanide and the most poisonous ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • NIH Scientists Show How Anthrax Bacteria Impair Immune Response
    Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined a key mechanism by which Bacillus anthracis bacteria initiate anthrax infection despite being greatly outnumbered by immune system ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Boost Bacteria-Killing Cells
    Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis. A new explanation for these findings ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • IEHA Releases Booklet on the New Rules of Cleaning
    The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) announces that it released a new educational booklet, "ICM™ — The New Rules of Cleaning," during ISSA/INTERCLEAN® — North America, held Nov. 9-12, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Explanted Re-Sterilized ICDs are Safe, Practical for Patient Use
    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) removed for upgrades or infection may be reused safely in other patients, according to research being presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010, held in Chicago. Researchers sent explanted ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Clearing the Air on Exercise and the Common Cold
    As the weather turns colder, the U.S. launches itself full-force into cold and flu season. While recent research has correctly reported that exercise can help prevent the common cold, experts from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommend caution for people ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Finds Consumers Want an Honest Conversation About Bathroom Habits
    For the most part, what happens in the bathroom stays in the bathroom. Some conversations and behaviors are too private or shocking to discuss, but there are ways to make the taboo talkable. A recent survey(1) found that bathroom discussions can be informative, useful or ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • 1 in 10 Americans Touched by Bed Bug Problem
    Despite media reports that make it seem like the country has been overrun by bed bugs, most Americans seem to be taking this latest scare in stride, with about 1 in 10 respondents in a nationwide survey saying they or someone they know has had a bed bug problem. That number ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene