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  • New Clues into How Invasive Parasite Spreads
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a possible strategy against an invasive parasite that infects more than a quarter of the world’s population, including 50 million Americans.The study, involving the single-celled ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Links Real-Time Data to Flu Vaccine Strategies
    Adaptive vaccination strategies, based on age patterns of hospitalizations and deaths monitored in real-time during the early stages of a pandemic, outperform seasonal influenza vaccination allocation strategies, according to findings reported Dec. 3 by researchers, ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Americans Speak Out on Why They Got the Flu Vaccine
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released a new video, “Americans Speak Out: Why We Got the Flu Vaccine,” which features Americans talking about why they chose to get vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 flu virus.In the video, mothers, ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Stopping MRSA Before It Becomes Dangerous is Possible
    Most scientists believe that staph infections are caused by many bacterial cells that signal each other to emit toxins. The signaling process is called quorum sensing because many bacteria must be present to start the process. But the Jeff Brinker research group has ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Species Down, Disease Up
    The extinction of plant and animal species can be likened to emptying a museum of its collection, or dumping a cabinet full of potential medicines into the trash, or replacing every local cuisine with McDonald's burgers. But the decline of species and their habitats may not ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Papillomavirus Silences Innate Immune Response
    In the 1980s, Harald zur Hausen and his co-workers discovered that specific types of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cervical cancer. Scientists soon found out how these pathogens cause cells to degenerate. It is known today that the main culprits are viral proteins E6 and ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Transplant Infectious Disease Experts Provide Pandemic Guidance
    Surgeons and other healthcare professionals specializing in solid organ transplants have been issued with expert advice to guide them through the complex clinical issues posed by the global H1N1 influenza pandemic. The paper, published online by the American Journal of ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hospira Acquires TheraDoc, Enhances Medication Safety and Infection Management Offerings
    Hospira, Inc., a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, announced today that it has acquired Salt Lake City-based TheraDoc, a clinical informatics company that develops hospital surveillance systems. TheraDoc's two leading products, ...More
    December 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Half of ICU Patients Considered to be Infected
    An international study that examined the extent of infections in nearly 1,300 intensive care units (ICUs) in 75 countries found that about 50 percent of the patients were considered infected, with infection associated with an increased risk of death in the hospital, ...More
    December 1, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC: H1N1 Flu Less Widespread
    The latest H1N1 update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reveal the number of swine flu infections are seem to be dropping; however, the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30. Overall influenza activity remains high for this ...More
    December 1, 2009 Posted in News