• Drug Resistance Testing in Treatment-Naïve HIV Patients is Cost-Effective
    Testing for drug resistance in HIV-infected patients at the time of HIV diagnosis is cost-effective and may increase patients' life expectancy, according to an article in the Nov. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Resistance to antiretroviral therapy, even in ...More
    September 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Clue to Tooth Decay Could Lead to Dental Advances
    A study comparing antimicrobial peptides, or AMPs, a group of small proteins that occur naturally in human saliva and act like antibiotics against oral bacteria, could lead to new ways to screen children for risk of tooth decay and protect them against this common, chronic ...More
    September 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Scientists Design Method to Fight Implant Infections
    Infections associated with inserting a medical device can be devastating, painful, and cause prolonged disability, costing tens of thousands of dollars. Now, researchers at Jefferson Medical College have found a way to create a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics ...More
    September 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • ASHES Participates in First Annual Volunteer Event at Annual Conference
    PHOENIX -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces a new event at its 20th anniversary Conference and Technical Exhibition, Sept. 25-29, 2005 in Phoenix. Conference participants are joining ASHES at its "Hearts and Hands Volunteer Event" ...More
    September 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Oral Vaccine from Bacterial Ghosts May Protect Against E. coli
    Researchers from Austria and Russia have developed an oral vaccine comprised of bacterial ghosts, or empty bacterial envelopes, which may protect against E. coli in animals and humans. Their findings appeared in the August 2005 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. ...More
    September 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Method for Simultaneously Detecting Staphylococcal and Botulinum Toxins in Food
    Researchers from Washington, D.C. have developed a new method that may allow for rapid simultaneous detection of staphylococcal and botulinum toxins in food. Their findings appear in the September 2005 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ...More
    September 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Antimicrobial Peptides from Amphibian Skin May Inhibit Transmission of HIV
    A topical solution containing antimicrobial peptides from amphibian skin may inhibit transmission of HIV say researchers. Their findings appear in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Virology. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are the driving force behind the innate ...More
    September 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Key to HIV Prevention
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Alliance for Microbicide Development and the Global Campaign for Microbicides announce the introduction of the Microbicide Development Act of 2005. The bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) and Rep. Jan ...More
    September 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Study Indicates Bleach Neutralizes Mold Allergens
    Researchers at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center (NJMRC) have demonstrated that bleach not only kills common household mold, but may also neutralize the mold allergens that cause most mold-related health complaints. The study, published in the September issue ...More
    September 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves First Pediatric Generic AIDS Drug for U.S. Marketing
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the approval for marketing of several generic versions of drugs that treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Previously, the products had been only ...More
    September 22, 2005 Posted in News