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  • Most U.S. Parents are Vaccinating According to New CDC Survey
    The vast majority of the nation’s parents are having their children get recommended vaccinations, according to 2007 vaccine coverage estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Childhood immunization rates remain at or near record ...More
    September 4, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Uncover Ebola Cell-Invasion Strategy
    GALVESTON, Texas — University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston researchers have discovered a key biochemical link in the process by which the Ebola Zaire virus infects cells — a critical step to finding a way to treat the deadly disease produced by ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • To Find Campylobacter jejuni, Look in Biofilms
    Campylobacter jejuni is a pathogen found in chickens and is the nation’s leading cause of foodborne bacterial diarrhea, so poultry producers look for ways to control it before the birds go to processing. The good news is that the bacterium is susceptible to stress and ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Likelihood of the Flu Reduced by Substance Found in Fruits and Vegetables
    BETHESDA, Md. -- Mice given quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, were less likely to contract the flu, according to a study published by the American Physiological Society. The study also found that stressful exercise increased the ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Outbreak of Severe Diarrheal Illness Investigated by Oklahoma Department of Health
    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reports today that laboratory analysis of water samples taken from a private well on the property of the Country Cottage restaurant in Locust Grove, Okla., has found no disease-causing bacteria. The restaurant has been ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • AirInSpace Appoints Thierry Peillon as Vice President of International Healthcare Business
    WASHINGTON & PARIS -- AirInSpace, a supplier of mobile devices with HEPA-MD™ technology that are designed to “catch and inactivate” harmful and resistant biological particles from the air, announced today that Thierry Peillon has been appointed as vice ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Kids Go Unprotected from Chickenpox
    A study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the journal Pediatrics indicates that even though the chickenpox vaccine has been shown to decrease the incidence of chickenpox by 90 percent, many parents don’t get their ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Herpes Virus Weaves Itself Into the DNA Transferred from Parents to Babies
    Parents expect to pass on their eye or hair color, their knobby knees or their big feet to their children through their genes. But they don't expect to pass on viruses through those same genes.New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center shows that some ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Innate Immune System Targets Asthma-Linked Fungus for Destruction
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – A new study shows that the innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation, chronic rhinosinusitis and bronchial asthma. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) have ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Approach, Old Drug Show Promise Against Hepatitis C
    STANFORD, Calif. -- The fight against the liver disease hepatitis C has been at something of an impasse for years, with more than 150 million people currently infected, and traditional antiviral treatments causing nasty side effects and often falling short of a cure. Using ...More
    September 2, 2008 Posted in News