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  • Protein Central to Being Male Plays Key Role in Wound Healing
    A molecular receptor pivotal to the action of male hormones such as testosterone also plays a crucial role in the body’s ability to heal, report scientists in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.In studies in mice, scientists at the University ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Eavesdropping on Bacterial Conversations May Improve Chronic Wound Healing
    Listening in on bacterial conversations could be the solution for improving chronic wound care, says a team of researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Their findings have been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology."Bacteria, often ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Licorice Extract Might Ward Off Deadly Infection
    New research shows that glycyrrhizin extracted from licorice root helps the body defend against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. In a new research report published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, a team of scientists from the University of ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Mutant Gene Lessens Devastation of Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    Scientists at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston recently discovered a simple gene mutation that decreases the chance people will get a flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Further, they proved that inactivating this section of the gene ...More
    January 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant UTIs Spreading Worldwide
    A sudden worldwide increase in an antibiotic-resistant bacterium is cause for concern, according to a review in f1000 Medicine Reports.Faculty of 1000 member Dr. Johann Pitout, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, urges the medical ...More
    January 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Rapid Flu Testing to Differentiate Strains
    Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Children's Research Institute, and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have developed a rapid, automated system to differentiate strains of influenza. The related report by Beck et al, "Development of a rapid automated ...More
    January 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Children More Likely to Catch Swine Flu, Says New Research
    Young people aged under 18 years are more likely than adults to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the research also shows that young people are no more likely than ...More
    January 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Severity of H1N1 Influenza Linked to Presence of Streptococcus Pneumoniae
    The presence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae in samples that can be easily obtained in clinics and emergency rooms may predict risk of severe disease in H1N1 pandemic influenza. Reports that H1N1 pandemic influenza in Argentina was associated with higher morbidity and ...More
    January 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Hand Sanitizers Rival Pens as Most Popular Promotional Product
    The Advertising Specialty Institute says that hand sanitizers now rival pens as the most popular logoed items that companies are giving away to clients and employees. Indeed, searches of the key words "hand sanitizers" by promotional products distributors via the ...More
    December 22, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New, Virulent Strain of MRSA Poses Renewed Antibiotic Resistance Concerns
    The often feared and sometimes deadly infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA) are now moving out of hospitals and emerging as an even more virulent strain in community settings and on athletic teams, and raising new concerns about ...More
    December 22, 2009 Posted in News