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  • Feed a Cold, Feed a Fever: Research Shows Calorie Cut Makes it Harder to Fight Flu
    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Dieters or those who consume fewer calories during flu season could have a harder time fighting off the flu virus, according to research by Michigan State University nutritional immunology professor Elizabeth Gardner.In a study published in the ...More
    November 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • A Question of Contaminated Medical Apparel
    A firefighter and EMT in Alabama poses this scenario: "Recently our department released a new uniform policy that took away our ability to leave our uniforms at work and arrive early to change. My complaint is that I don't want to wear home potentially contaminated uniforms ...More
    November 25, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Things You Didn’t Know About Bacteria
    The December issue of Discovery Magazine – science, technology and the future jumped out at me on the newsstand with theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking on the cover. On the last page of the magazine, there is a huge graphic of what appears to me to be E. coli, ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Scientists Build ‘Roach Motel’ for Nasty Bugs of the Bacterial Variety
    By Aaron HooverThe vacancy sign is on, but the lowlifes who check in never check out. Scientists at the University of Florida and the University of New Mexico have created tiny microscopic spheres that trap and kill harmful bacteria in a manner the scientists liken to ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Meet the 2009 ICT Educator of the Year
                In his role as director of clinical epidemiology and safety systems at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Frank Myers, III directs infection control and safety and disaster management efforts on Scripps’ San ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • New Type of Vaccines Delivers Strong and Fast Immune Response
    A new vaccine principle is being developed by scientists at the University of Copenhagen which -- if it works to its full expected potential -- could help to save millions of lives and revolutionize current vaccine technology. The ‘InVacc' platform, as it is known, ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Talking Turkey ... and Superbugs
    Just in time for Thanksgiving, some scientists are making noise about the ways turkeys may be implicated in the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and that turkey farming may be bad for public health. Check out this news item from The Los Angeles Times by ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Develop New Strategy for Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drugs
    Bavituximab, an antiviral drug developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, shows promise as a new strategy to fight viral diseases, including potential bioterrorism agents. In a study appearing in the December issue of Nature Medicine, groups of guinea pigs ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Strategy for Predicting the Immunity of Vaccines
    In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a multidisciplinary approach involving immunology, genomics and bioinformatics to predict the immunity of a vaccine without ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover 21st Century Plague
    Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans. Research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology suggests that brown rats, the ...More
    November 24, 2008 Posted in News