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  • Biologists Show How Human Cytomegalovirus Evades Immune System
    PASADENA, Calif.--Viruses achieve their definition of success when they can thrive without killing their host. Now, biologists Pamela Bjorkman and Zhiru Yang of the California Institute of Technology have uncovered how one such virus, prevalent in humans, evolved over time ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • HIV Conquers Immune System Faster Than Previously Realized
    DURHAM, N.C. – New research into the earliest events occurring immediately upon infection with HIV-I shows that the virus deals a stunning blow to the immune system earlier than was previously understood. According to scientists at Duke University Medical Center, this ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Averting Post-surgical Infections in Kids
    Giving children preventive antibiotics within one hour before they undergo spinal surgery greatly reduces the risk for serious infections after the surgery, suggests a Johns Hopkins study to be published in the August issue of Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (also ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Show How Candida albicans Transforms into Life-threatening Form
    Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered new molecular mechanisms that provide a more detailed understanding of how the normally benign Dr. Jekyll-like fungus known as ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • NIAID Backs Off From Pave 100 HIV Vaccine Trial
    After soliciting and considering broad input from the scientific and HIV advocacy communities, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has determined that it will not conduct the HIV vaccine study ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Outbreak Worries U.S. Consumers
    In the wake of the most recent salmonella outbreak related to tomatoes and now possibly hot peppers, plus a number of outbreaks linked to various contaminated produce items, many American consumers are scrutinizing the veggies they eat, and are in favor of a better ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation Helps Hospitals Fight HAIs
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) today announced it is dramatically expanding a nine-hospital pilot to include more than 50 hospitals across the state that are committed to saving hundreds of patient lives and millions of healthcare dollars by ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Primary Sensor That Detects Stomach Viruses
    There's no cure for the so-called stomach flu, a group of highly contagious viruses that can hit with a vengeance, causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Doctors' standard advice: drink lots of fluids and let the virus run its course. Symptoms typically last only a couple ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • American Red Cross Blood Services Under Fire for Protocol Lapses That Could Lead to Infection
    The American Red Cross Blood Services is coming under fire for its alleged failure to improve the methods it uses to collect and process blood, despite a federal court order and millions of dollars in fines in the last five years. Report by the Food and Drug ...More
    July 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Lifts Tomato Ban
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that red, raw tomatoes are once more safe for consumption, even as the federal agency continues its investigation of the source of the salmonella outbreak which sickened more than 1,000 people since April. For the complete ...More
    July 17, 2008 Posted in News