• Serious Illness Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease Reduced with Vaccine
    A vaccine introduced in 2000 has reduced by more than 90 percent the rate of a serious bacterial illness among young children with sickle cell disease (SCD), who are particularly susceptible to it, according to a new study that appears in the June 1 issue of Clinical ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Arming the Fight Against Resistant Bacteria
    In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment. Nearly eight decades later, chemist Helen Blackwell and her research team at the University ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Study Links a Stomach Microbe to Asthma Prevention
    The stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach cancer and peptic ulcers, may not be all bad. According to a new study, it may help protect kids from asthma. The study, based on an analysis of a health survey of 7,663 adults, showed that a virulent strain of ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Key to Killing Cystic Fibrosis Superbug is Found
    Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, working with a group from Edinburgh, have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug, Burkholderia cenocepacia. These investigators, under the leadership of Dr. ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Hope for Antibiotic Resistance
    A surprising new theory developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Neb., suggests that some bacterial cells act as “suicide bombers” in cell communities, with the altruistic intention of dying for the common good – and in the process, ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Increase in Serious Pneumococcal Infections Not Covered by Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccine
    Alaska Native children are experiencing increased rates of serious infections caused by strains of pneumococcal bacteria that are not covered by the current childhood pneumococcal vaccine, indicating the importance of ongoing surveillance of vaccine effectiveness, according ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Syphilis Rate on Rise in U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men
    Armed with more than a decade’s worth of statistics, researchers are sounding a new alarm about growing rates of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. The overall number of syphilis cases in the United States fell from 50,578 in 1990 to just 7,177 in 2003 perhaps because of ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Smallpox Outbreak: How Long Would It Take for Vaccines to Protect People?
    In the event of a smallpox outbreak in the United States, how long would it take for a vaccine to start protecting Americans by stimulating an immune response? A new national study led by Saint Louis University School of Medicine will attempt to answer this question. ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Resistant HIV Quickly Hides in Infants' Cells
    New evidence shows that drug-resistant virus passed from mother-to-child can quickly establish itself in infants' CD4+ T cells where it can hide for years, likely limiting their options for future treatment. The study is published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Contract to Inviro Medical Devices
    ATLANTA -- Inviro Medical Devices announces that it has entered into a new agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, LP that provides members of the Premier alliance access to Inviro's extensive portfolio of InviroSNAP!® Safety Syringe products. The agreement was awarded ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in News