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  • Researchers Identify Key Molecular Step to Fending Off Viruses
    UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined how a protein that normally latches onto molecules inside cells and marks them for destruction also gives life to the body’s immune response against viruses.The researchers discovered that a certain form of ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Physics Strategy Tested as Solution for Antibiotic Resistance
    A Virginia Tech biologist proposes to use a physics strategy called resonant activation to nudge dormant bacteria cells into a stage where they will be sensitive to antibiotics.In medicine, resonance means the sound the doctor hears when he or she thumps your chest. In ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • VAP and Early vs. Late Tracheotomy for Ventilated ICU Patients
    Adult ICU patients who received tracheotomy 6 to 8 days vs. 13 to 15 days after mechanical ventilation did not have a significant reduction in the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA.Tracheotomy is a surgical ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Among Deaths From H1N1, Pregnant Women Appear to Have High Risk
    Pregnant women had a disproportionately higher risk of death due to 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in the U.S., and early antiviral treatment appeared to be associated with fewer admissions to an ICU and fewer deaths, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA.Although the ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • OB/GYN Offices May Be Ideal Venue for Improving Vaccine Rates Among Women
    Obstetrician/gynecologist offices may be the ideal venue for boosting vaccination rates among women, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center. They reported today on a successful pilot program focused on providing HPV (human papillomavirus) and Tdap (tetanus, ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • The Human Experience
    I was looking for something to do last weekend, so I decided to go to a movie. For those of you that know me well, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I like movies so much that if given the option of living in a movie house, it would be hard to say no. There is a ...More
    April 20, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Who is at Risk for MRSA?
    A multi-center study led by a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital has determined that long-term elder care, HIV-infected and hemodialysis patients are at increased risk of carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nose. The study also found that ...More
    April 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • STERIS Corporation Announces Agreement With FDA
    STERIS Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the terms of a consent decree regarding its System 1 liquid chemical sterilization system. Included in the agreement is a transition plan with a rebate program for ...More
    April 20, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • How Infection and Inflammation Can Lead to Cancer
    New research is emerging that suggests a link between infection-related diseases and risk of cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st annual meeting. “Chronic or recurrent inflammatory conditions appear to ...More
    April 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Species of Human Malaria Recognized
    Scientists investigating ovale malaria, a form of the disease thought to be caused by a single species of parasite, have confirmed that the parasite is actually two similar but distinct species which do not reproduce with each other, according to research published in the ...More
    April 19, 2010 Posted in News