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  • Partner Behavior Better Predicts STD Risks
    Risky behaviors such as not using condoms or having sex with multiple people put young adults at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but perhaps not as much as the characteristics of their sexual partners, University of Florida researchers say.The ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Cheap Spring Cleaning to Get the Germs
    If you’ve been putting off spring cleaning because you don’t want to spend a fortune on supplies this year, a Saint Louis University germ expert says it’s time to stop procrastinating.You mostly need vinegar, bleach and soap – and not a bunch of ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Locking Parasites in Host Cell Could Be New Way to Fight Malaria
    Mammalian host cell devoid of calpain engorged with Toxoplasma parasites unable to exit.   Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Shows Germs Succumb to Broccoli Sprouts
    A small pilot study of 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. Citing their new "demonstration of ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Radianse Announces Real-Time Tracking of Emory ED Staff and Patients to Trace and Contain Infectious Disease Spread
    Radianse, Inc. announces that the Emergency Department (ED) of Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta is using the Radianse real-time location system (RTLS) with Smart Sense technology to know early and reliably where, when and with whom patients and staff have ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Roche Introduces New LightCycler MRSA Advanced Test in the EU
    Roche announces that its new LightCycler(R) test for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now available with the CE Mark, allowing it to be sold for clinical use in the European Union. The LightCycler(R) MRSA Advanced Test is a qualitative ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • SIS Trax Unveiled by Surgical Information Systems (SIS)
    Surgical Information Systems (SIS) unveils SIS Trax, a tissue management solution that tracks the full tissue lifecycle and provides the means for hospitals to standardize their process for acquiring, receiving, storing and allocating tissues. The tracking solution can be ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • MedAssets Adds Ethox P3 Line of Pneumatic Patient Positioners
    Ethox International’s P3 Pneumatic Patient Positioners are now carried by MedAssets. As one of the leading group purchasing organizations (GPOs), MedAssets partners with healthcare providers to improve their financial strength by implementing integrated spend ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Redefining What it Means to be a Prion
    Whitehead Institute researchers have quintupled the number of identifiable prion proteins in yeast and have further clarified the role prions play in the inheritance of both beneficial and detrimental traits.“The big debate in the field is are the prions functional ...More
    April 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Greater Benefits of Pneumococcal Vaccines that 'Cover' More Strains
    The current vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria is effective, but vaccines that "cover" additional strains could further reduce pneumococcal infections in infants and toddlers, according to an Israeli study in the April issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. ...More
    April 2, 2009 Posted in News