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  • New Tool in the Fight Against Tuberculosis
    Researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois have developed a way to harness the prodigious quantities of both genomic and metabolic data being generated with high-throughput genomics and other techniques. They have developed an algorithm ...More
    October 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Facilities Could Win Image Makeover in Cintas Contest
    Cintas Corporation today announced it has opened submissions for its 2011 Wear the Care™ Contest. In its third year, the contest offers the winning facility an opportunity to transform their image with a $10,000 apparel makeover from Cintas. The first 100 entrants will ...More
    October 7, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • How Campylobacter Rely on Pseudomonas to Infect Humans
    Many a holiday is ruined by food poisoning, frequently caused by the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni. Although Campylobacter infections are rarely life-threatening they are extremely debilitating and have been linked with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome, one of ...More
    October 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • NIH Funds Advanced Development of Biodefense Vaccines
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced three new contracts to fund research on vaccines to protect against emerging infectious diseases and biological threats that could be used in a ...More
    October 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • VA's Adverse Medical Events Disclosure Policy is Lauded
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy on disclosure of adverse medical events was praised as a "valuable resource for all healthcare institutions" in an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "At VA we strive every day to deliver superior ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • FDA Issues Regulatory Science Report, Details Strides in Public Health Efforts That Can Be Made
    The Food and Drug Administration today unveiled a report outlining the agency’s plans to advance regulatory science through its Regulatory Science Initiative. Regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards and approaches for assessing the safety, ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Trauma Surgeon Develops Multidisciplinary Protocol to Eliminate VAP
    Critically ill patients on a breathing tube are at risk not only from their injuries or diseases, but also from infections they can contract in the hospital. One of the most common infections is pneumonia from breathing tubes. A study of a new multidisciplinary protocol ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • One Lock, Many Keys to Immune System
    In order to track down pathogens and render them harmless, the immune system must be able to recognize myriad different foreign substances and react to them. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies BIOSS at ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: What Went Right and What Went Wrong?
    In this week's PLoS Medicine, Gabriel Leung from the government of the Hong Kong SAR and Angus Nicoll from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control offer their reflections on the international response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including what went ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Highlights Global Strategies to Halt Pandemic Diseases
    A recent study led by Dr. Parviez Hosseini, a senior research fellow from EcoHealth Alliance, explains the importance of identifying global pandemic risk factors as early as possible, in order to predict the spread of diseases like H1N1 influenza and SARS. "Predictive Power ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News