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  • Vaccine Blocks Malaria Transmission in Lab Experiments
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have for the first time produced a malarial protein (Pfs48/45) in the proper conformation and quantity to generate a significant immune response in mice and non-human primates for use in a potential ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infection in Animal Study
    New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas cells, the study team prevented ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Pre-Chewed Food Could Transmit HIV
    Researchers have uncovered the first cases in which HIV almost certainly was transmitted from mothers or other caregivers to children through pre-chewed food. The source of HIV in the pre-chewed food was most likely the infected blood in the saliva of the people who ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Logic Behind Food Product Recalls
    Consumers usually find out pretty quickly if the meat they're planning to throw on the grill has been recalled. What consumers may not be finding out about recalls and the inspection process, however, could make them doubt the effectiveness of what is actually a pretty good ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Infection-Causing Amoeba May be Resistant to Multiple Contact Lens Solutions
    A new study suggests that some contact lens solutions do not properly disinfect against Acanthamoeba, a free-living organism in the environment that can cause a painful vision-threatening infection. The researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public ...More
    July 21, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • "Single-Shot" Vaccines May Protect Against H5N1 Influenza Virus
    Two newly developed "single-shot" H5N1 influenza vaccines protected ferrets against lethal infection with the H5N1 influenza virus and may allow for mass vaccination in humans in the event of a pandemic outbreak. The researchers from Australia report their findings in the ...More
    July 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Gain Insight Into HIV Vaccine Failure
    A team of researchers from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania reports new evidence refuting a popular hypothesis about the highly publicized failure in 2007 of the Merck STEP HIV vaccine study that cast doubt on the feasibility of HIV-1 vaccines. The ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Drug Shows Promise Against Serious Infections
    A Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer. Some scientists ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Fast Food Employee May Have Exposed 10,000 Customers to Hepatitis
    Fox News is reporting on an Associated Press story that a fast food restaurant worker may have exposed thousands of customers at a McDonald’s in the Quad Cities area to hepatitis A virus (HAV). To read further, CLICK HERE. ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  today announced that it has approved a vaccine for 2009-2010 seasonal influenza in the United States. The seasonal influenza vaccine will not protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that resulted in the declaration of ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News