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  • Consumers' Refrigerators are a Danger Zone for Foodborne Illnesses
    Research shows that only 20 percent of consumers use thermometers, and a mere 30 percent are aware that they should have them in their refrigerators. Several experts addressed home-based food safety issues in “Consumers’ Refrigerators: A Danger Zone” ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Listeria Control in Consumer Products
    Most cases of Listeria occur at the deli counter rather than at the manufacturer, yet most of the federal government’s sanitary guidelines are geared toward plants. At this year’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Conference and Food Expo, experts from the ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs at Their Own Game
    Strains of bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin grow easily in its presence (top), but are completely eliminated (bottom) when exposed to Ceftobiprole.    The problem with antibiotics is that, eventually, bacteria outsmart them and become ...More
    July 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • “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