• Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Hand Sanitizer, Facial Tissue to University of Alberta Students
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- To help prevent the spread of germs, Kimberly-Clark Professional is donating waterless hand sanitizers and facial tissue to students at the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as they return to school for the "Week of Welcome." ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researcher’s Vaccine Successfully Blocks AIDS in Animal Trials
    A University of Kansas School of Medicine researcher’s success developing an AIDS vaccine was reported in the August issue of the peer-reviewed journal Virology. Opendra Narayan, DVM, PhD, and his collaborators have successfully prevented AIDS in animal trials using a DNA ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • More than 100 Million Doses of Influenza Vaccine Expected to be Available This Year
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that influenza (flu) vaccine manufacturers are expecting to produce and distribute more than 100 million doses of influenza vaccines in the United States between now and early January, 2007. Manufacturers ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Responsible for Increase in Muscle Infections
    Researchers in Houston, Texas have found two bacterial muscle infections common in tropical countries becoming more frequent occurrences along with the emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), according to a study published in ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • VHA Survey Shows Hospital Infection Control Efforts are Improving
    IRVING, Texas -- Research conducted by VHA Inc., a national healthcare alliance, reveals that close to 60 percent of infection control practitioners’ time is spent on surveillance, communication and management of infection control programs, and preventing infection ...More
    September 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • World Health Organization Concerned About Resistant Strains of TB
    GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the emergence of virulent drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) and is calling for measures to be strengthened and implemented to prevent the global spread of the deadly TB strains. This follows ...More
    September 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Validity in 1918 Treatment for Avian Influenza
    Faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) have discovered that a treatment for the Spanish influenza pandemic may also be effective for current avian influenza patients. Navy Capt. Edward Kilbane, Army Col. Jeffrey Jackson and Navy Lt. Cmdr. ...More
    September 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Sanofi pasteur Begins Shipments of Influenza Vaccine
    SWIFTWATER, Pa. -- Sanofi pasteur, the vaccines business of the sanofi-aventis Group, began shipping influenza vaccine (Fluzone, Influenza Virus Vaccine) to the U.S. market for the 2006-2007 season. The shipment represents the first of approximately 50 million doses planned ...More
    September 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Solution to Bacterial Mystery Promises New Drugs
    A 25-year quest to identify the first biochemical step that many disease-causing bacteria use to build their membranes has led to a discovery that holds promise for effective, new antibiotics against these bacteria, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research ...More
    September 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Beat the Heat
    How do some microorganisms manage to exist and even thrive in surroundings ranging from Antarctica to boiling hot springs? A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute’s Plant Sciences Department, led by professor Avigdor Scherz, has found that a switch in just two ...More
    August 31, 2006 Posted in News