• Infection ‘Alarm’ Yields Clues to Immune System Behavior
    Johns Hopkins graduate student Raymond Cheong and Andre Levchenko, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, use this inverted microscope to study how a protein sends a message to help the body fight an infection. Drawing on lab experiments and computer studies, Johns ...More
    February 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • Raven Biological Laboratories Introduces Peracetic Acid Culture Test Kit
    Raven Biological Laboratories, a leading biological indicator manufacturer since 1949, announces the re-release of ProPACT, Raven’s peracetic acid culture test kit for use in the STERIS System 1® sterilization process. ProPACT now involves an improved, more distinctive ...More
    February 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Hibiclens Survey Shows Initial Treatment for MRSA Varies Widely in Community Settings
    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Although incidents of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other staph infections are growing at an alarming rate, recent surveys indicate that types of initial treatment methods vary greatly among sports teams and correctional facilities ...More
    February 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Derma Sciences Will Manufacture a Line of Smith & Nephew Wound Dressings
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Derma Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer and full line supplier of wound and skin care products, today announced that the company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Smith & Nephew plc to manufacture a line of S&N-brand wound dressing for ...More
    February 23, 2006 Posted in News
  • BD Diagnostics Announces Multi-Year Agreement With Quest Diagnostics for BD Viper System
    BALTIMORE -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Quest Diagnostics to supply instrumentation and reagents for testing and diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "We are ...More
    February 23, 2006 Posted in News
  • Unsafe Injections Unlikely to Account for HIV Spread in Africa
    An epidemiological analysis in the March issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases casts doubt on a controversial theory that most cases of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are transmitted by medical injections performed with re-used needles, rather than by sexual contact. Led by ...More
    February 23, 2006 Posted in News
  • Cruise Ship Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis on Rise Since 2001
    Cases of diarrheal disease in passengers on cruise ships increased during 2001 through 2004, despite good results from environmental health sanitation inspection of the ships, a new study has found. Researchers led by Elaine H. Cramer, MD, analyzed cases of gastroenteritis ...More
    February 23, 2006 Posted in News
  • Bird Flu Virus Advances in Nigeria
    WASHINGTON and ROME -- The deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus continues to spread in poultry in Nigeria and could cause a regional disaster despite strong control efforts taken by the Nigerian authorities, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said ...More
    February 22, 2006 Posted in News
  • Anthrax Case Identified in Pennsylvania
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A 44-year-old New York City resident, who performed at a recent musical event in Mansfield, TiogaCounty, has tested positive for a case of inhalational anthrax, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson. The man is a ...More
    February 22, 2006 Posted in News
  • Call for Pertussis Vaccination for Healthcare Workers Endorsed by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
    BETHESDA, Md. -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) supports new recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that healthcare workers and anyone who works in a healthcare ...More
    February 22, 2006 Posted in News