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  • The ICT Conference is Less Than Two Weeks Away
    The fourth annual virtual ICT Conference on Professional Development is now less than two weeks away, and as we prepare the last details, I wanted to encourage you to register if you have not already done so. When we first launched this event in 2007, it was an in-person ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • “Good” Bacteria Keep Immune System Primed to Fight Future Infections
    Scientists have long pondered the seeming contradiction that taking broad-spectrum antibiotics over a long period of time can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may have figured out why. The ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • FDA Announces Class I Recall of Certain Infusion Set Needles
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a Class I recall of Exel/Exelint Huber needles, Exel/Exelint Huber Infusion Sets and Exel/Exelint “Securetouch+” Safety Huber Infusion Sets, manufactured by Nipro Medical Corp. for Exelint International ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics Might Team Up to Fight Deadly Staph Infections
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Israel's Weizman Institute of Science have found that two antibiotics working together might be more effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria than either drug on its own.Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
    Every year, billions of dollars worth of vaccines are shipped to thousands of medical providers across the country, and every year doctors must dispose of tens of millions of dollars worth of those vaccines because they became too warm or too cold while in storage. Now, ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Transplant Tourism Poses Infection Problems, Ethical Dilemma for U.S. Doctors
    A recent case study by doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York examined the ethical issues posed by transplant tourism, an offshoot of medical tourism, which focuses solely on transplantation surgery.  Many American transplant professionals frown on the practice of ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Ansell Joins Humanitarian Effort with Shipments of Gloves to Haiti
    As aid pours into Haiti for victims injured and displaced by the recent earthquakes, the massive cleanup is just beginning. Ansell is assisting with the relief effort by shipping gloves for medical workers and work crews involved in the search for victims and removal of ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • UCF Professor's Vaccine Could be Lethal Weapon Against Malaria, Cholera
    Mankind may finally have a weapon to fight two of the world's deadliest diseases. A University of Central Florida biomedical researcher has developed what promises to be the first low-cost dual vaccine against malaria and cholera. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Rejuvenating the Old Immune System
    Researchers from Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany are investigating the development of novel therapies to make the old immune system young again. By comparing the immune responses of both, young and old mice, to bacterial infection they ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Compound Could Be Alternative Strategy for Preventing HIV Infection
    With the help of effective drug therapies, HIV patients are living longer, healthier lives. Now, researchers want to improve these drug therapies and develop alternative preventive strategies, such as vaginal gels and creams that contain the same or related compounds used ...More
    January 25, 2010 Posted in News