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  • Researchers Find 'Broad Spectrum' Antiviral
    Viruses are insidious creatures. They differ from each other in many ways, and they can mutate — at times seemingly at will, as with HIV — to resist a host of weapons fired at them. Complicating matters further is that new viruses are constantly emerging. One ...More
    February 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Consumer Reports Finds High Levels of Bacteria in Packaged Salad
    Consumer Reports’ latest tests of packaged leafy greens found bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination, in some cases, at rather high levels. The story appears in the March 2010 issue of Consumer Reports and is also available free ...More
    February 2, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • The Countdown Is On...
    NO, I am not talking about time until Punxsutawney Phil's weather prediction from Gobbler's Knob.  It is only seven days until the 4th Annual ICT Virtual Conference on Professional Development begins. We are anticipating a great turn out as nearly 4,300 registrants ...More
    February 2, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Of Swine, Birds and Men
    Current research suggests that pandemic H1N1 influenza of swine origin has distinct means of transmission from the seasonal flu, yet does not result in the pathogenic severity of avian flu viruses. The related report by Chan et al, "Tropism and Innate Host Responses of the ...More
    February 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Foodborne Bacteria Induces Infected Immune Cells to Sabotage Their Own Defensive Response
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the virulent foodborne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes induces infected immune cells to sabotage their own defensive response. The studies offer insight into host-pathogen interactions and suggest potential ...More
    February 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Immune Protein Fends Off Exotic Virus
    A study published online on Feb. 1 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that antiviral proteins called type I interferons (IFNs) are needed to fend off infection with an exotic mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya virus. This pathogen, which causes high fevers ...More
    February 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC-SHEA Partnership in Prevention Award is Announced
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) promote a culture of partnership that advances the implementation of scientific evidence into practice. The joint Partnership in ...More
    January 29, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Research Breakthrough Could Lead to New Treatment for Malaria
    Malaria causes more than 2 million deaths each year, but an expert multinational team battling the global spread of drug-resistant parasites has made a breakthrough in the search for better treatment. Better understanding of the make-up of these parasites and the way they ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Immune Memory Formation Seen in Early Stages of Viral Infection
    In an acute viral infection, most of the white blood cells known as T cells differentiate into cells that fight the virus and die off in the process. But a few of these "effector" T cells survive and become memory T cells, ensuring that the immune system can respond faster ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Wound Treatment Wins Commercialization Funds
    A new treatment that could one day benefit burns victims, diabetes sufferers and the elderly – by fast tracking the healing of chronic wounds – has taken another step toward commercialization.Research by associate professor Allison Cowin, from the Women's and ...More
    January 28, 2010 Posted in News