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  • Tea Tree Oil and Silver Together Make More Effective Antiseptics
    In the fight against infected skin wounds, mixing tea tree oil and silver or putting them in liposomes, (small spheres made from natural lipids), greatly increases their antimicrobial activity and may minimize any side effects.Wan Li Low and colleagues from the University ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Discovery of Tuberculosis Bacterium Enzyme Paves Way for New TB Drugs
    Close-up of the glutamine and ammonia tunnels shown in white surface connecting the glutaminase and synthetase active sites from two different subunits. DON bound in the glutaminase active site of the green subunit and NaAD + bound in the synthetase active site of the ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • APIC Supports Coalition to Improve Healthcare Quality
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces its support of the Stand for Quality, a diverse coalition of more than 165 healthcare organizations who recently announced a plan to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Protein That Reactivates Latent HSV Discovered
    Research in Public Library of Science (PLoS) Pathogens appears to solve a long standing medical mystery by identifying a viral protein, VP16, as the molecular key that prompts herpes simplex virus (HSV) to exit latency and cause recurrent disease.Led by researchers at ...More
    March 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Vaccines for E. coli O157:H7: Good News for Food Safety but Economically Challenging
    I read in the Lincoln Journal Star this morning that back in 1998 the University of Nebraska helped a Canadian company (Bioniche Life Sciences) develop the world’s first licensed vaccine to control E. coli O157:H7.* According to the article,  Bioniche is getting ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Hosts National Immunization Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host its 43rd National Immunization Conference with the theme of "Immunization - Blazing the Trail to Healthier Living."Thousands of health officials from around the country will gather to examine the latest ...More
    March 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • A Fast Magnetic Fix for Sepsis?
    In the micromagnetic-microfluidic blood cleansing device, saline collection fluid and contaminated blood with opsonized pathogens flow together without mixing under laminar conditions. As the fluids pass the external magnetic field concentrator, opsonized pathogens and ...More
    March 25, 2009 Posted in News
  • TB Enters the Mainstream
    Has tuberculosis entered the mainstream? An article that appeared today in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Study finds a different type of TB patient", says that TB has now been found at an affluent high school, law firms and venture capital companies within the San Francisco ...More
    March 25, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Beer Pong/Herpes Simplex Study is a Hoax
    Did you happen to catch the news story making its rounds across the country recently that a CDC study demonstrated a possible link between the drinking game, Beer Pong, and herpes simplex 1, the virus that causes cold sores? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...More
    March 25, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • FDA: Don’t Share Insulin Pens and Insulin Cartridges
    The Food and Drug Administration today issued an alert to healthcare professionals reminding them that single-patient insulin pens and insulin cartridges should not be used to administer medication to multiple patients due to the potential risk of transmitting bloodborne ...More
    March 25, 2009 Posted in News