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  • UAB Researchers Find Clue to Antibiotic Resistance
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have discovered how one highly effective antibiotic finds and destroys its targeted bacteria. The findings could have great implications for combating antibiotic resistance and promoting antibiotic efficiency. In ...More
    October 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Lyme Disease Documentary Captures Award for Best Film about Infectious Diseases
    “Under Our Skin,” a documentary about the debilitating and often heartbreaking effects of Lyme disease, has just won a prestigious FREDDIE Award. The honor names the documentary as "Best Film about Infectious Diseases."A production of Open Eye Pictures of ...More
    October 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Oculus Innovative Sciences Launches Microcyn® Wound Care for U.S. Podiatry Market
    PETALUMA, Calif. – Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. today announced that it has launched its Microcyn Wound Care product into the U.S. podiatry market.  The product, which has received three FDA 510(k) clearances for use in moistening, lubricating, cleaning and ...More
    October 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Oooh, That Smell.... My Brush with Hantavirus
    I recently had a brush with Hantavirus. Okay, I am sure THAT got your attention. I came home last Thursday to a fowl smell in my garage. My wife and I looked high and low for the source, thinking it was something we'd left in a cooler from a recent trip or something we ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Surgical Site Marker Tips Don’t Increase Infection Risk
    There’s a bit of good news coming out of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta for patients undergoing surgery or an invasive procedure, their surgeons and cost-conscious hospital administrators. It's standard practice for the surgeon or ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Novation Reusable Sharps Container Survey Reveals Greater Acceptance of Product
    IRVING, Texas -- Recently, Novation, a healthcare contracting services company, conducted a reusable sharps container survey to capture thoughts regarding the containers. Members from VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) participated in the survey, ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Examine Evolution of Genes that Trigger the Body’s Immune Response to Viral Infection
    Virginia Commonwealth University Institute of Molecular Medicine researchers have traced the evolutionary origin of two genes that serve as primary cellular sensors of infection with RNA viruses, such as influenza, poliovirus, West Nile virus, and HIV, which may ultimately ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • UCSB Researchers Develop Cross-Protective Vaccine
    Doctors have always hoped that scientists might one day create a vaccination that would treat a broad spectrum of maladies. They could only imagine that there might be one vaccine that would protect against, say, 2,500 strains of Salmonella. And what if that same vaccine ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Novel Type of Antibody that Potently Inhibits HIV Infection
    A small antibody fragment that is highly effective in neutralizing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by preventing the virus from entering cells has been identified by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • RSV May Hide in the Lungs, Lead to Asthma
    Conventional wisdom has been that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – a common virus that causes infection in the lungs – comes and goes in children without any long lasting impact. A study conducted in mice by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, ...More
    October 21, 2008 Posted in News