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  • “Immune Buildings” Designed to Combat Diseases and Chemical Warfare
    The Early Warning and Response system (eWAR). Courtesy of University of Saskatchewan.  Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have opened a new engineering lab to design a ventilation system that could protect schools, hospitals, and other public buildings ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • BD Announces CE Marking of a New Molecular Test to Diagnose Patients with Clostridium difficile Infections
    SAN DIEGO — BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today the CE marking of the BD GeneOhm™ Cdiff molecular assay for the rapid diagnosis of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). It is the first CDI diagnostic ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Vaginal Microbicides May Prevent More Infections in Men than Women
    Vaginal microbicides currently in clinical trials may be the only weapon that will protect women against infection from HIV. Yet, under likely circumstances, these microbicides may be of more benefit to men than women, according to a new UCLA AIDS Institute study. The ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Career Connection
    Feeling antsy or restless? Are you ready to make a career change because of this? Why not check out the ICT Career Connection? We've created an easy way for you to post a resume (anonymously of course), view current jobs on the system and even create an alert when something ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Identify Potential Drugs to Combat Bird Flu
    A team of UC San Diego scientists, with the help of resources at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), also at UC San Diego, have isolated more than two dozen promising and novel compounds from which new “designer drugs” might be developed to combat this ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Animal Study Identifies New DNA Weapon Against Avian Flu
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a potential new way to vaccinate against avian flu. By delivering vaccine via DNA constructed to build antigens against flu, along with a minute electric pulse, researchers have immunized ...More
    July 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Being an MRSA Carrier Increases Risk of Infection and Death
    Patients harboring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for long periods of time continue to be at increased risk of MRSA infection and death, according to a new study in the July 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online.MRSA is an ...More
    July 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Medline Launches Hand Hygiene Compliance Program
    In an effort to spark a change in healthcare professional hand hygiene practices, Medline Industries, Inc. announces the nationwide launch of its Hand Hygiene Compliance Program (HHCP) for hospitals and healthcare facilities. The program was introduced at the 35th annual ...More
    July 1, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Predicting TB Outbreaks Based on the First Two Cases
    Outbreaks of tuberculosis (TB) may be able to be identified by looking at certain characteristics of the first two patients, according to new research. If the first two patients are diagnosed within three months of each other, live in urban areas, and if one or both are of ...More
    July 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Myths Busted
    Where do medical myths come from? More than a half century ago, a myth circulated that polio might be caused by summer air. Another myth was that anything that entered bodily tissues would ultimately be rejected (even though there had been limited success with hip ...More
    June 30, 2008 Posted in Articles