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  • Researchers Discover How Foodborne Bacteria Induces Infected Immune Cells to Sabotage Their Own Defensive Response
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the virulent foodborne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes induces infected immune cells to sabotage their own defensive response. The studies offer insight into host-pathogen interactions and suggest potential ...More
    February 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Immune Protein Fends Off Exotic Virus
    A study published online on Feb. 1 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that antiviral proteins called type I interferons (IFNs) are needed to fend off infection with an exotic mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya virus. This pathogen, which causes high fevers ...More
    February 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC-SHEA Partnership in Prevention Award is Announced
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) promote a culture of partnership that advances the implementation of scientific evidence into practice. The joint Partnership in ...More
    January 29, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Research Breakthrough Could Lead to New Treatment for Malaria
    Malaria causes more than 2 million deaths each year, but an expert multinational team battling the global spread of drug-resistant parasites has made a breakthrough in the search for better treatment. Better understanding of the make-up of these parasites and the way they ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Immune Memory Formation Seen in Early Stages of Viral Infection
    In an acute viral infection, most of the white blood cells known as T cells differentiate into cells that fight the virus and die off in the process. But a few of these "effector" T cells survive and become memory T cells, ensuring that the immune system can respond faster ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Wound Treatment Wins Commercialization Funds
    A new treatment that could one day benefit burns victims, diabetes sufferers and the elderly – by fast tracking the healing of chronic wounds – has taken another step toward commercialization.Research by associate professor Allison Cowin, from the Women's and ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Mandatory Policy Boosts Influenza Vaccination Rate Among Healthcare Workers
    A mandatory influenza vaccination policy improves immunization rates among healthcare workers, according to a recent study of a large healthcare organization. The finding comes from a study, now available online, published in the Feb. 15, 2010 issue of Clinical ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Find Potential New Way to Enhance Vaccines
    Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a potential new way to stimulate the immune system to prevent or clear a viral infection. By blocking the action of a key protein in the mouse immune system, they were able to boost immune "memory" in those ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Lab First to Confirm Salmonella in Nationwide Outbreak
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo.Testing conducted by the Hygienic Laboratory at ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stopping Bacterial Infections Without Antibiotics
    New research at the A. James Clark School of Engineering could prevent bacterial infections using tiny  biochemical machines – nanofactories -- that can confuse bacteria and stop them from spreading, without the use of antibiotics.A paper about the research is ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News