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  • New Evidence of Common Gastric Infection as Invasive Pathogen May Explain Antibiotic Resistance
    Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium largely associated with gastritis and peptic ulcers in humans, may invade and replicate in gastric epithelial cells say researchers from China. This discovery disputes prior views of H. pylori as a noninvasive pathogen and could offer ...More
    October 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Newly Identified Virus May Cause Pediatric Diarrhea
    Klassevirus, a new member of the picornavirus family, has recently been discovered in human stool and more specifically linked with pediatric diarrhea. Researchers from the U.S. and abroad detail their findings in the October 2010 issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine ...More
    October 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Novel Approach Detects Unknown Food Pathogens
    Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Bindley Bioscience Center at Purdue University have developed a novel approach to automated detection and classification of harmful bacteria in food. The ...More
    October 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cantel Launches New Medical Face Mask to Address Issue of Fit
    Cantel Medical Corp. announces the launch of a new design of medical face masks, the SecureFit™ series by Crosstex International, a Cantel subsidiary. The SecureFit™ series of masks addresses scientific research that points to poorly fitting masks as a major hindrance to ...More
    October 15, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Methods for Detecting Biofilm in CNS Studied
    The ability of biofilm formation seems to play an essential role in the virulence of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). The most clearly characterized component of staphylococcal biofilms is the polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA) encoded by the icaADBC operon. ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Explore Perceived Risk of Influenza Infection
    The trajectory of an infectious disease outbreak is affected by the behavior of individuals, and the behavior is often related to individuals' risk perception. Ibuka, et al. (2010) assessed temporal changes and geographical differences in risk perceptions and precautionary ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • CBIC Encourages Infection Preventionists to Get Certified
    Each year, millions of patients contract infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings, creating a tremendous burden on the nation’s healthcare system and public health in general. According to the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Grant Issued to Study Topical Anti-infective Treatment for Combat-Related Injuries
    Researchers from NanoBio Corporation and the University of Michigan Medical School today announced the receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to study the use of nanoemulsion-based therapies for protection against burn and wound infections. In ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers Updated With MDS 3.0 Information
    The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, a bedside resource used by more than 20,000 caregivers nationwide, has been updated with information on MDS 3.0 requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Pocket Guide is a convenient reference tool that helps ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Novel Technology Has Potential to Provide Protection Against HAIs
    N8 Medical LLC, an emerging biomedical technology company, announces that it has entered into a license agreement with Brigham Young University for a patented class of compounds known as ceragenins, giving it exclusive worldwide rights to the technology for pharmaceutical ...More
    October 14, 2010 Posted in News