• Legislating the HPV Vaccine
    As an advocate of intelligent and informed free choice in nearly every scenario in life, I am disheartened by the push to foist mandatory HPV vaccinations on 11- and 12-year-old girls in Florida. While two pieces of legislation have appeared to stall in the Florida ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Finalizes Advisory Panel Recommendations for Merck’s Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the unanimous recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of GARDASIL® [Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Recombinant ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • WHO Recommends Developing Countries Introduce New Pneumonia Vaccine
    GENEVA, Switzerland -- New guidance issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines into immunization programs in developing countries, beginning with the currently licensed 7-valent vaccine (PCV7). ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies
    This picture illustrates that the mutants freeze the ribsosome in a configuration where the switch is frozen in the open position. Ribosomal protein L3 is shown in green. Its fingers extend downward and toward the left into the catalytic core of the ribosome (red). The ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection
    Parents might one day give their children a weekly treatment with a nasal spray of virus enzymes to prevent them from getting a severe middle ear infection, based on results of a study done in mice by investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and The ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Pacific Rim Bioinformatics Collaboration on Avian Flu
    Countries with confirmed H5N1 incidences as of February 2007 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of Hawaii will use bioinformatics, grid computing and networking infrastructure, as well as collaborative ties to Asian institutions ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • A Pandemic ... and Pandemonium in the U.S. Economy?
    CNN.com is reporting today that a severe influenza pandemic could drive the country deeper toward a recession, based on the findings of a new report, "Pandemic Flu and the Potential for U.S. Economic Recession.” The report claims that a pandemic could cause as many as 2.25 ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Find Surprising Pattern of Influenza Spread in South America and Tropics
    Researchers studying influenza transmission patterns in the Southern Hemisphere and in tropical areas, specifically Brazil, uncovered the unexpected finding that each season influenza travels from low populated regions near the equator to the more populated centers. Their ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant Bacteria Defeated by Trojan Horse Strategy
    A new antimicrobial approach can kill bacteria in laboratory experiments and eliminate life-threatening infections in mice by interfering with a key bacterial nutrient, according to research led by a University of Washington scientist. The joint project, conducted at the ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Salary.com Announces Release of Fall 2006 Healthcare Compensation Survey; IC Coordinator Checks in at About $67K Annually
    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Salary.com, Inc. announces the results of the Fall 2006 Healthcare Compensation Survey. The survey covers a broad spectrum of healthcare positions and reports employee pay data for 130 key jobs, including many positions not typically found in other ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News