This site is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection
    Each year, approximately 8,000 infants in the United States develop severe hearing, mental or movement impairments after becoming infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus passed onto them while still in the womb. Now, published results of a trial involving 441 ...More
    March 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • “Positive Deviance” Efforts Help Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62 Percent
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Plexus Institute today announce results from an analysis of a multifaceted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention program that employed positive deviance (PD), a novel approach to social and behavioral ...More
    March 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Multi-Pronged Approach Eliminates Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) fell by more than 90 percent during the past three years at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania due to a multi-pronged approach combining leadership initiatives, electronic infection surveillance, checklists ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Antibiotic Stewardship and Specimen Quality: Culturing Stools for C. diff
    I recently saw an ad for a rapid diagnostic test for C. diff that made me question what I thought was appropriate specimen quality for stools. The C. diff assay test for toxin B gene can be utilized “in human liquid or soft stool specimens.” What I learned in ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • New Technique Used to Profile Anthrax Genome
    Scientists at Georgia Tech have used a new approach, known as RNA-Seq, to profile the gene expression of the bacterium that causes anthrax. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used a new approach, known as RNA-Seq, to profile the gene expression of the ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Create Quick Fluorescent TB Detector
    Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed an onsite method to quickly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and expose the deadly drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that can mingle undetected with ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • TB Vaccine is Developed
    McMasterUniversity researchers are about to launch Canada's first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine clinical trial with a vaccine totally designed, manufactured and tested within McMaster."The exciting thing for McMaster is that this is translational research that has gone from the ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Build New Surface Material that Resists Biofilm Growth
    This is the tale of two biological substances -- cells from mammals and bacteria. It's a story about the havoc these microscopic entities can wreak on all manner of surfaces, from mighty ships to teeth and medical devices, and how two SyracuseUniversity researchers are ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Patient Sharing Could Impact Spread of Infectious Diseases
    Findings from the first in-depth study of patient sharing show that hospitals share large numbers of patients with other acute care facilities without knowing it. In the new study released today at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Environmental Cleaning Intervention Reduces Transmission of MDROs in ICUs
    A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to a new study released today at the annual meeting of ...More
    March 20, 2009 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene