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  • Johns Hopkins Team Finds New Way to Attack TB
    Suspecting that a particular protein in tuberculosis was likely to be vital to the bacteria's survival, Johns Hopkins scientists screened 175,000 small chemical compounds and identified a potent class of compounds that selectively slows down this protein's activity and, in ...More
    March 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Support Your Colleagues
    If you get a chance, stop by and thank those in the GI department for their hard work as today is GI Nurses and Associates Day.  If you missed the opportunity, stop by anyway, I am sure they would appreciate the pat on the back, as would you. ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Discover Fundamental Step in Immune-System Development
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a fundamental step in the development of the immune system, one that allows B cells to mature and fight disease by producing effective antibodies.Immunologist Roberta Pelanda, PhD, and her colleagues have demonstrated ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Treating Blood Infections Tops Annual Hospital Cost Increases
    Hospital costs for treating septicemia increased by an average of nearly 12 percent each year from 1997 to 2007, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Costs for treating this potentially deadly blood infection ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Nearly Half of States Must Improve Outbreak Reporting
    The national cost of foodborne illness has been estimated at the astronomical sum of $152 billion annually, but the information on who is getting sick and what is causing those illnesses is part of a state-by-state surveillance system that shows mixed results around the ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Older People and Those with HIV are More Vulnerable to TB
    A study by the Barcelona Public Health Agency has revealed those sections of the population that are most vulnerable to tuberculosis. The research, published in the journal Respiratory Research, shows that the highest death rates from this disease are among those aged over ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists in Hot Pursuit of First New Drug for Global Killer in 50 Years
    This World TB Day (March 24), researchers at Sydney's Centenary Institute announce they have made an exciting discovery that could lead to the first new drug for tuberculosis (TB) in almost 50 years. Dr. Nick West, associate faculty of the Mycobacterial group at Centenary, ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Colonies of Bacteria Fight for Resources with Lethal Protein
    Rival colonies of bacteria can produce a lethal chemical that keeps competitors at bay, scientists report this week. By halting the growth of nearby colonies and even killing some of the cells, groups of bacteria preserve scarce resources for themselves, even when the ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • AORN Announces 2010-2011 Leadership Election Results
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announces its leadership roster for 2010-2011:President-elect: Anne Marie Herlehy, DNP, RN, CNORVice president: Rosemarie T. Schroeder, RN, BSN, CNORSecretary: Jane A. Kusler-Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA, CNORBoard of ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • American Thoracic Society Honors World TB Day
    March 24, 2010, will mark World TB Day. On this day around the world, the public health and scientific community will raise public awareness about tuberculosis and the challenges that remain in controlling it globally, such controlling drug resistant TB and as the urgent ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News