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  • Online Collaboration Identifies Bacteria
    A new Web site has been launched which allows scientists everywhere to collaborate on the identification of bacterial strains. This new resource, described in the open access journal BMC Biology, provides a portal for electronic bacterial taxonomy.The multilocus sequence ...More
    February 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • APIC Advocates for HAI Funding in Stimulus Bill
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) says it applauds Congress and President Obama for acting on the comments of more than 2,000 of its members who urged their representatives to include funding to help eradicate ...More
    February 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Visible Mold Puts Infants at Risk for Asthma Development
    Visible mold exposure early in life may be a strong risk factor for early asthma development, but exposure to mold components with no visible mold present may have an opposite effect according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, ...More
    February 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • 'Five-in-One' Vaccine Increases On-Time Immunization in Children
    A "5-in-1" combination vaccine increases the percentage of children receiving all recommended vaccinations at the scheduled time, reports a study in the February issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. The combination vaccine reduces by half the number of days ...More
    February 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Calls for Increased Research in Flu Transmission to Prepare for Pandemic Outbreak
    Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have completed a study to better understand the impact of infection control measures during a possible flu pandemic. Their study focused on the likelihood of the transmission of flu from individuals showing no symptoms (asymptomatic) or ...More
    February 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • SHEA President Issues Statement on New MRSA Study
    A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a decrease in catheter-associated bloodstream infections caused by both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus. The 10-year national study, “Methicillin-Resistant ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Indicates Some MRSA Infections in ICU Patients Have Been Decreasing in Recent Years
    In contrast to the perception that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections associated with use of a catheter is an increasing problem in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, the incidence of this type of infection decreased by nearly 50 ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Research Targets HIV in the Slower, Early Stage of Infection
    New research at OregonHealth & ScienceUniversity's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute suggests vaccines that specifically target HIV in the initial stages of infection --  before it becomes a rapidly replicating, system-wide infection -- may be a successful ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • 1 in 4 California Girls Has Had HPV Vaccine
    Less than two years after the HPV vaccine was approved as a routine vaccination for girls aged 11 and older, one-quarter of California adolescent girls have started the series of shots that protect against human papillomavirus, which is strongly linked to cervical cancer. ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Research Identifies Faster Detection of Viruses
    A more specific and faster detection of viruses has been identified in new research by Trinity College Dublin's professor of physics, Martin Hegner at Trinity College's Centre of Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and an international team of ...More
    February 17, 2009 Posted in News