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  • Beachgoers Beware: Study Reveals Sand Contains Fecal Bacteria
    By Kim Segall Microbes that result in beach closures and health advisories when detected at unsafe levels in the ocean also have been detected in the sand, according to a recent study by a team of Stanford scientists. Published in the July 1 issue of Environmental Science ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Guidelines Address Treatment of H. Pylori
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The American Journal of Gastroenterology has published medical guidelines for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, one of the most common worldwide infections and an important factor linked to the development of peptic ulcer ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Influenza Survey Uncovers Key Differences Between Bird Flu and Human Flu
    Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found key features that distinguish influenza viruses found in birds from those that infect humans. The St. Jude team used a mathematical technique to identify specific amino acid building blocks that are ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • JCR Introduces New Consulting Service
    OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Joint Commission Resources (JCR) announces the launch of the Multi-Drug-Resistant Organism (MDRO) consulting service. This is a new service to help healthcare organizations prevent and control MDROs. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Global Experts Explore Entire Spectrum of Aids Vaccine Development
    SEATTLE -- More than 900 global researchers, clinicians, and specialists convene this week for the AIDS Vaccine 2007 Conference. Since the AIDS Vaccine 2000 Conference in Paris, this event has emerged as the premier forum for the exchange of scientific information relating ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Computers Help Chemists Fight Emerging Infections
    Computer analysis of existing drugs may be key to fighting new infectious agents and antibiotic-resistant pathogens like deadly tuberculosis strains and staph ‘superbugs.’ Researchers in Canada say the use of such “emergency discovery” technology could save time, money and ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Common Virus May Contribute to Obesity in Some People
    Scientists today reported new evidence that infection with a common virus may be a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic sweeping through the United States and other countries. In laboratory experiments they showed that infection with human adenovirus-36 (Ad-36), long ...More
    August 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Showa Glove to Acquire Best Manufacturing
    LEXINGTON, Mass. and Himeji, Japan -- Tillotson Corporation and Showa Glove of Japan today jointly announce the signing of a purchase and sale agreement whereby Showa will acquire all of Tillotson’s Best Glove operations and subsidiaries, creating a global leader in glove ...More
    August 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Study of Toronto SARS Patients Reveals Potential for Future Identification of Aggressive Cases
    Researchers at University Health Network (UHN) have revealed that measuring the expression of certain genes during the early stages of illness may be able to predict a patient’s risk of developing serious or even fatal complications for severe pneumonias with no known cure, ...More
    August 16, 2007 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Model Developed to Predict Spread of Superbug in Los Angeles County Jail
    Researchers at UCLA have developed a mathematical model that mimics a particularly nasty and ongoing outbreak in the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ) of Staphylococcus aureus. Reporting in the September issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology and currently online, Sally Blower, ...More
    August 16, 2007 Posted in News