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  • Scientists Reveal Invasion Strategy of World’s Largest Virus
    A Weizmann Institute study provides important new insights into the process of viral infection. The study, reported in the online journal PLoS Biology, reveals certain mechanisms by which mimivirus – a virus so called because it was originally thought to mimic ...More
    May 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Intestinal Bacteria Promote — and Prevent — Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Scientists search for drug candidates in some very unlikely places. Not only do they churn out synthetic compounds in industrial-scale laboratories, but they also scour coral reefs and scrape tree bark in the hope of stumbling upon an unsuspecting molecule that just might ...More
    May 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Comparison of Catheter Insertion Sites Finds Little Difference in Risk of Infection
    For critically ill patients requiring dialysis, insertion of the catheter in a vein in the neck does not appear to reduce the risk of infection compared to vein access in the upper leg, except for patients at higher weight levels, according to a study in the May 28 issue of ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Decontamination Process for Surgical Instruments Uses RF Gas Plasma to Remove Infectious Proteins
    CARSON CITY, Nev. and EDINBURGH, Scotland — A division of Nevada-based Plasma Etch, Inc. -- Plasma Sterilizations, LLC -- and the University of Edinburgh's commercialization arm, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), have agreed to license a new decontamination ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Novel Toxin Receptor Discovered for Helicobacter pylori
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Helicobacter pylori is one tough bug. It can survive in the human stomach, a zone with a pH somewhere between that of lemon juice and battery acid. Now researchers have discovered how an H. pylori toxin gets into cells, a feat that helps the ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Image Single HIV Particle Being Born
    A mapmaker and a mathematician may seem like an unlikely duo, but together they worked out a way to measure longitude -- and kept millions of sailors from getting lost at sea. Now, another unlikely duo, a virologist and a biophysicist at RockefellerUniversity, is making ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Second-Hand Smoke Increases Hospital Admissions for All Types of Infectious Diseases
    Children exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke are more likely to get severe infectious diseases and have to be admitted to hospital, finds research published online ahead of print in Tobacco Control.These children are at greater risk of a whole range of infectious ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sepsis Educational Program Results in Death Rate Decline
    A national educational effort in Spain to promote appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock was associated with a lower rate of sepsis deaths in hospitals and improved guideline adherence, although the improvement in compliance with some resuscitation procedures ...More
    May 27, 2008 Posted in News
  • Global Burden of Disease is Shifting
    The World Health Organization (WHO) just released new data that suggests that the global burden of disease is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases, with chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke now being the chief causes of death ...More
    May 22, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • NASA Nanotechnology-Based Biosensor Helps Detect Biohazards
    MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food and ...More
    May 21, 2008 Posted in News