• Scientists Discover a Master Key to Microbes' Pathogenic Lifestyles
    For some microbes, the transformation from a benign lifestyle in the soil to that of a potentially deadly human pathogen is just a breath away. Inhaled into the lungs of a mammal, spores from a class of six related soil molds found around the world encounter a new, warmer ...More
    April 28, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Consorta, Inc. Selects Ansell Healthcare as Preferred Supplier of Surgical and Exam Gloves
    Ansell Healthcare, a leader in healthcare barrier protective products, recently entered into two separate three-year supplier agreements with Consorta, Inc., a leading healthcare resource management and healthcare group purchasing organization headquartered in Chicago. ...More
    April 27, 2006 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • OSAP to Hold Infection Control Boot Camp
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) will hold its sixth annual Infection Control Boot Camp, co-sponsored by OSAP and the U.S. Federal Services, Jan. 22-25, 2007 in Atlanta. The program is geared to federal services dentists, ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2006
    "Nurses: Strength, Commitment, Compassion" is the theme for this year’s National Nurses Week, being celebrated May 6-12, 2006. This special week honoring nurses is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • FRSQ and Its Partners Invest $1.2 Million for Research on C. difficile
    The Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and its partners are investing $1,230,000 (plus a service contribution valued at $260,000) to set up a Quebec consortium for research on C. difficile in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of the factors related to ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vulnerability to Measles Infection Among Nursery School Children Has Risen Sharply in Scotland
    Vulnerability to measles infection has risen sharply among nursery school children in Scotland since 1998, despite recent increases in MMR uptake, reveals research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. There are now 25 postcode districts where ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • Scientists Design Potent Anthrax Toxin Inhibitor
    Scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have engineered a powerful inhibitor of anthrax toxin that worked well in small-scale animal tests. “This novel approach to the design of ...More
    April 25, 2006 Posted in News
  • Virgo Publishing Adds New Publication, Renal Business Today
    April 24, 2006 For Immediate Release Virgo Publishing 3300 N. Central Ave., Suite 300 Phoenix , AZ 85012 (480) 990-1101 * www.vpico.com B-to-B Magazine to Reach 20,000 Renal Professionals PHOENIX -- Virgo Publishing will add Renal Business Today magazine to the Health & ...More
    April 24, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Reveal Lung's Unique Innate Immune System
    For the first time, scientists have documented an organ-specific innate immune system. In research published in the April 18 edition of the journal Immunity, scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine outline the unique mechanism by ...More
    April 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • Hantavirus Found in African Wood Mouse
    Researchers have discovered the first African hantavirus, a type of rodent-borne virus that can cause life-threatening infections in humans when it is inhaled through aerosolized rodent urine or droppings. A team led by Jan ter Meulen while he was a Howard Hughes Medical ...More
    April 20, 2006 Posted in News