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  • 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
  • Researchers Discover New Diagnostic Test for Detecting Infection in Prosthetic Joints
    A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has discovered a new, more accurate diagnostic test to detect infection of prosthetic joints, potentially leading to better treatment options and patient outcomes. The new method, which samples bacteria that adhere to the prosthetic ...More
    August 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • Anthrax Vaccine Uses Nanoparticles to Produce Immunity
    A vaccine against anthrax that is more effective and easier to administer than the present vaccine has proved highly effective in tests in mice and guinea pigs, report University of Michigan Medical School scientists in the August issue of Infection and Immunity. The ...More
    August 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccine Does Not Appear to be Effective for Treating Pre-Existing HPV Infection
    For women with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, use of the HPV-16/18 vaccine will not accelerate reduction of the virus and should not be used to treat the infection, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA. HPV vaccines were designed to prevent HPV ...More
    August 14, 2007 Posted in News