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  • New Diagnostic Tool to Identify Active Tuberculosis Quickly and Effectively
    Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most pressing public health priorities for the 21st century, with more than one-third of the world's population infected. Active TB disease is a major issue both for the patients who require specific treatment and at a population level, ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Floating Spores Kill Malaria Mosquito Larvae
    There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water and spend much of their larval stage feeding ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Antifungal Compound Found on Tropical Seaweed Has Promising Antimalarial Properties
    Julia Kubanek, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds an extract of seaweed for study. A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans. The ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Careful Cleaning of Children's Skin Wounds Key to Healing, Regardless of Antibiotic Choice
    When it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining may be more important than the choice of antibiotic, according to a new Johns Hopkins Children's ...More
    February 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • Efficacy of TB Vaccine is Enhanced
    Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis. The new vaccine affords -- as already proven in mice -- better protection against the disease. The development of a new tuberculosis vaccine is a ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Universal Influenza Vaccine Study Yields Success in Mouse Model
    Adelaide researchers have taken a step closer to the development of a universal flu vaccine, with results of a recent study showing that a vaccine delivered by a simple nasal spray could provide protection against influenza. University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Darren ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Ekahau Develops Solution for Monitoring Hand Hygiene
    Ekahau Inc., a leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announces that it is introducing a Wi-Fi hand hygiene monitoring solution that automatically monitors hand hygiene of employees in the healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Asthma Linked to Bacterial Communities in the Airway
    Asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways, a finding that could suggest new treatment or even potential cures for the common inflammatory disease, according to a new UCSF-led study. Using new ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News
  • Inexpensive Rinsing Reduces Post-Operative Infection After Total Joint Replacement Surgery
    A rinsing technique with betadine that costs just a little over one dollar per patient may significantly reduce the infection rate following total knee and hip joint replacement surgery according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study, ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News
  • Checklist Cuts Lethal Ventilator-Associated Lung Infections
    Cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) — the most lethal and among the most common of all hospital-associated infections — dropped by more than 70 percent in Michigan hospitals where medical staff used a simple checklist designed by Johns Hopkins researchers. Such ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News