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  • Nanotechnology Holds Promise for STD Drug Delivery
    Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs — small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes — the first step in development of a new kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Texas Tech Receives Patent for Decontamination Wipe Creation Process
    The process used to create nonwoven toxic chemical decontamination wipes, such as TexasTechUniversity’s Fibertect™, recently received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Receiving the patent means the university has secured the ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Hospitals in Pennsylvania Prevent UTIs
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common healthcare-acquired infection, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all nosocomial infections. This has become a major issue for hospitals since the Centers ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Nurses Week is May 6-12
    National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The theme of National Nurses Week 2009 is “Nurses: Building a Healthy America.” For ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Virologist Developing More Potent Vaccine Technology
    Virginia Tech virologist Chris Roberts' goal is to develop a platform for a flu vaccine that allows rapid modifications to meet new strains of flu. Since 90 percent of complicated flu cases occur among those over 65, the associate professor in biomedical sciences and ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Flu Expert Urging Cautious Optimism
    The Associated Press is reporting that Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is urging caution when declaring whether or not the H1N1 influenza outbreak is leveling off around the globe. To read more, CLICK HERE.  ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Dilution of Microbes
    I feel compelled to say something positive today. In search of a thought upon which to focus that positivity, I came up with “Prevention of infection through the dilution of microbes.”  I remember learning about the management of tuberculosis back in the ...More
    May 4, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • The Lesson of SARS
    By Betsy McCaughey, PhDIn Long Island, New York, hospitals are coping with a 50 percent increase in emergency room walk-ins. In California, hospitals are setting up tents in parking lots to handle the surge. Yet the hospital may be the most dangerous place to go. When ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Hand Hygiene Monograph Released by The Joint Commission
    To help healthcare organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance, The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges.”           The ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Hype and Hysteria
    I wanted to tell you about a terrific blog from The Los Angeles Times, “Hyping Swine Flu Isn't Really Healthy,” in which blogger James Rainey captures the sentiment that most of us are feeling right now – let’s not blow this flu stuff out of ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs