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  • Researchers Uncover Approach for Possibly Eradicating HIV Infection
    Researchers from the newly established VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal have uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body. The researchers have also revealed new information which demonstrates how HIV persists in the body -- even in ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Great Cookie Dough Debate
    I apparently have survived the Toll House raw cookie dough contamination. Just last night I baked up a few dollops of deliciousness (you don’t actually think I bake from scratch, do you?) but must admit to breaking off a few bits of the raw dough when no one was ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Cookie Dough Recalled for E. coli Contamination
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Workers Among Flu Victims for Lack of Good IC Practices
    News agency Reuters is reporting today that healthcare professionals who became sick with the H1N1 influenza contracted the bug while on the job -- and did not protect themselves using known infection control practices. Reuters is also reporting that the CDC says it has ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Interferon Response May Offer Early Control of H5N1 Influenza Virus
    Researchers from Georgia suggest that the cell-signaling protein, interferon type 1, reduced H5N1 influenza virus replication in mice and may offer some degree of protection in the early stages of infection. They report their findings in the June 2009 issue of the Journal ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Newly Developed Antimicrobial Peptide May Protect from Lethal Bacterial Infections
    In a new study researchers from Japan suggest that a synthetic antimicrobial peptide identified as L5 may prevent death in mice suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections, such as MRSA, by activating the host immune response. They report their findings in the June ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Vaccination Strategy May Protect Against Both Lethal 1918 and H5N1 Influenza Viruses
    A new study suggests that vaccination with 1918 H1N1 influenza virus-like particles not only protected mice and ferrets against the lethal 1918 influenza virus, but also displayed cross-reactive immunity against the potentially pandemic H5N1 influenza virus. The researchers ...More
    June 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics Take Toll on Beneficial Microbes in Gut
    In mice, University of Michigan researcher Vincent B. Young found that gut microflora were significantly altered after antibiotics.   It’s common knowledge that a protective navy of bacteria normally floats in our intestinal tracts. Antibiotics at least ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Avoiding Eye Infections: FDA Taking Steps to Improve Contact Lens Safety
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to improve contact lens safety by reminding consumers of the importance of following proper cleaning and storing procedures. Consumers who do not follow instructions for contact lens care and use increase their risk of ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • FDA Advises Not to Use Certain Zicam Cold Remedies
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today advised consumers to stop using three products marketed over-the-counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell (anosmia). Anosmia may be long-lasting or permanent.The products ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News