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  • Symptom Score Helps Monitor Recovery from Ear Infections
    A simple 13-point symptom score can help in tracking improvement in infants and toddlers with middle ear infection, or acute otitis media (AOM), reports a study in the January issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Professor Helps Control Infectious Diseases with Models and Math
    Can an algebraic equation hold the secret to eradicating malaria or schistosomiasis? A CaseWestern ReserveUniversity mathematics professor is utilizing the combination of algorithms and models in an effort to assist his medical colleagues in the fight against infectious ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • A Cold Hits Home
    Doctors who smoke. Firemen who play with matches. Pastors who cuss. These are just a few jarring examples of when the person and the behavior don’t match, because we assume these people know better. I’ll add a fourth example: the editor of ICT who gets a bad ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Killer Peptide May Offer New Therapy Against Influenza A Virus
    In a new study researchers identified what appears to be the first antibody-derived peptide that inhibits the activities of harmful microbes such as influenza A virus and HIV-1. They report their findings in the December 2008 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Natural Immune Response to HIV Not Sufficient to Prevent Secondary Superinfection
    Researchers studying the phenomenon known as HIV superinfection have determined that the immune system's initial antibody response may not be sufficient to provide protection against later infection with a different HIV virus, a finding that may have significant ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • In Animal Model, New Vaccine Protects from Pneumonic Plague
    In a new study, researchers from the University of Chicago in Illinois and the Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., developed a vaccine incorporating the protein V10 and found that it protected macaques from lethal pneumonic plague ...More
    December 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Disease Prevention Aided by Watching Water from Space
    By Emily CaldwellScientists are looking to outer space for help in their attempt to prevent new outbreaks of the tropical disease schistosomiasis in southern China.Once the Three Gorges Dam is fully operational, researchers plan to use satellite data from space to determine ...More
    December 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Convincing Evidence That Probiotics are Effective
    Up to 1 in 5 people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ...More
    December 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • National Healing Corp. Announces Rapid Wound Pathology Services
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based National Healing Corporation (NHC), which accounts for 30 percent of the nation's managed wound healing centers, announces a new rapid wound pathology service to its centers and client hospitals in association with the division of dermatopathology in ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Gut Instinct: Salmonella Bacteria's Molecular Tactics to Cause Illness
    By Richard Harth Hundreds of trillions of bacteria make their home in the vertebrate gut. Though many of these microbes perform helpful duties for their host, others—the pathogens—are unwelcome visitors, causing disease.Salmonella typhimurium is one such ...More
    December 17, 2008 Posted in News