• Corgenix Announces Establishment of Bioterrorism Defense Development Program
    DENVER -- Corgenix Medical Corporation announced establishment of a program to develop a rapid detection system for viral hemorrhagic fevers, a disease category recognized and classified for its risk as potential agents of bioterrorism.  Viral hemorrhagic fevers are ...More
    January 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • ID Biomedical Announces Immunogenicity Results from Phase II Trial of Streptavax
    VANCOUVER -- ID Biomedical Corporation announced that it has completed its final analysis of immune responses of adults in its Phase II trial of StreptAvax™ vaccine, the company’s subunit protein-based vaccine against group A streptococcal diseases. The trial enrolled 90 ...More
    January 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • UBC Scientists Coordinate Mapping of Killer Fungus Genome
    Scientists are a step closer to developing drug targets to treat fungal meningitis -- the infection linked to at least three deaths on Vancouver Island -- thanks to the sequencing of two Cryptococcus genomes by an international team that included researchers at the ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Newly Discovered Virus Linked to Childhood Lung Disorders and Kawasaki Disease
    A newly discovered virus may be responsible for many respiratory tract illnesses in infants and children, and may be associated with an important multi-organ disease whose cause has remained a mystery for decades, according to articles in the Feb. 15 issue of The Journal of ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Male Circumcision Reduces Risk of HIV Transmission From Women to Men
    The first study to examine the probability of HIV infection per act of heterosexual sex among a population with multiple sexual partners has found that uncircumcised men have more than twice the risk of acquiring HIV than do circumcised men. In the study, published in the ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Missouri to Require Chickenpox Vaccine for School Attendance
    Missouri will be joining 39 other states by requiring children who attend kindergarten beginning with the 2005-06 school year to be vaccinated against chickenpox (varicella). "Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that is usually mild, but it can result in severe ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Minnesota Department of Health Publishes First-Ever Report on Adverse Events in Hospitals
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today released the first-ever report on preventable adverse events in Minnesota hospitals. These events include errors that hospitals should always strive to prevent, such as wrong-site surgery, death from medication ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • NIAID Begins Enrolling Volunteers for Novel HIV Vaccine Study
    A large clinical trial of a novel HIV vaccine has begun enrolling volunteers at sites in North America, South America, the Caribbean and Australia. Organizers are seeking 1,500 participants. The trial is co-funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...More
    January 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • HIDA Reports Surgery Center Sales Up 24.3 Percent Over Two Years
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. --  The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) released the 2004 Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Market Report, which revealed that the ASC market is the fastest growing customer market for distributors over the past two years. The top 10 ...More
    January 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • Are Bioterrorism Dollars Making Us Safer?
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --  After the anthrax attacks of fall 2001, Congress made the single largest investment in state and local public health capacities since World War II. But after spending almost $3 billion to date on public health preparedness, how much better prepared ...More
    January 21, 2005 Posted in News