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  • US Endoscopy Acquires Genii
    US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, announces the acquisition of Genii, Inc. Based in St. Paul, Minn. and founded in 2007, Genii (pronounced Jen-EYE) is a medical device manufacturer specializing in electrosurgery products and accessories ...More
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  • Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine
    What do particle diffusion in liquids and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV vaccine? According to University of Iowa microbiologist Hillel Haim, you can apply concepts from the first two to predict the evolution of HIV surface proteins, ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Research to Explore Impact of Economic Stability on HIV Infection
    The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation (Ci3) in Sexual and Reproductive Health has launched a research initiative aimed at reducing HIV infection and transmission among vulnerable youth of color, including young men who have ...More
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  • Researchers Detect Protein That Increases Effectiveness of Vaccines
    Researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. The findings, which appear online in Scientific Reports, allows for greater understanding of how vaccine enhancers work ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • World Immunization Week 2017 Marks Halfway Point in Global Vaccine Action Plan
    World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Prequalifies First Generic Active Ingredient for Hepatitis C Medicines
    For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified a generic active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for hepatitis C – sofosbuvir. Sofosbuvir is an essential ingredient for new, highly effective medicines to treat hepatitis C called direct active ...More
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  • Biologists Discover 'Timesharing' Strategy in Bacteria
    Timesharing, researchers have found, isn’t only for vacation properties. While the idea of splitting getaway condos in exotic destinations among various owners has been popular in real estate for decades, biologists at the University of California San Diego have ...More
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  • Rutgers Researchers Determine Structure of TB Drug Target
    Rutgers University scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of the target of the first-line anti-tuberculosis drug rifampin. They have also discovered a new class of potential anti-tuberculosis drugs that kill rifampin-resistant and multi-drug-resistant ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • AOHP Publishes Results of Survey on Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures
    The Journal of the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) recently published in its Winter 2017 edition the results of its member survey which ascertained the most effective strategies to reduce sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood ...More
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  • ACS Issues Hospital-Level Surgical Care Standards for Older Adults
    The first comprehensive set of hospital-level surgical care standards for older adults has been released and published on the Annals of Surgery website in advance of print publication. The report, "Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult," is ...More
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