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  • Study Reveals How Viruses Collectively Decide the Fate of a Bacterial Cell
    Georgia Tech postdoctoral scientist Yuriy Mileyko, graduate student Richard Joh and biology assistant professor Joshua Weitz discuss viral dynamics. A new study suggests that bacteria-infecting viruses – called phages – can make collective decisions about ...More
    September 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Is Re-Emerging Superbug the Next MRSA?
    MAYWOOD, Ill. – Dr. Ed Corboy had no idea what was afflicting his 80-year-old mother, Joan Corboy. All he knew for certain was that since being treated for what was a routine diarrheal infection, she seemed to be wasting away and none of her doctors or other health ...More
    September 15, 2008 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Hitch a Ride in Cars
    Ever tire of those fascinating little tidbits about microbial life? Me neither! So that’s why I thought I’d share the latest little gem coming out of the UK’s Aston University, where microbiologists discovered that the average car has 283 different types ...More
    September 15, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Sage Products Poll Reveals Top Infection Control Prevention Priorities
    Sage Products, Inc. recently conducted an opinion poll that found that infection control practitioners’ (ICPs) top infection prevention priorities are (in order of priority):1. Multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), 28%2. Surgical site infections, 24%3. ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sultan Healthcare Launches Medical Web Site
    Sultan Healthcare announces the launch of its new medical-specific Web site, www.sultanmedical.com. The site focuses exclusively on Sultan’s broad line of infection control products and offers product information, literature, MSDS sheets, samples, and industry data. ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ansell Healthcare Re-Launches Improved Micro-Touch® Nitrile Exam Gloves
    Ansell Healthcare Products LLC announces it has re-engineered its Micro-Touch® Nitrile Exam Gloves to help reduce hand fatigue, increase dexterity and tactile sensitivity, and improve wet and dry grip performance.The latex-free, powder-free exam gloves have been ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • PDI, Inc. Improves Labeling for its Line of Pre-Moistened Wipes
    Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI®) introduces new package graphics and color scheme for its line of skin antiseptic and patient care products. The products are more easily identifiable by featuring an illustration of the prep pad, swabstick or ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • TB Drug Shows Promise Against Latent Bacteria
    A new study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has shown that an investigational drug (R207910, currently in clinical trials against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis strains) is quite effective at killing latent bacteria. This revelation suggests that R207910 may lead ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Number of New HIV Infections in U.S. Rising
    Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new estimate of the annual number of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States, 1 revealing that the HIV epidemic is — and has been — worse than previously known. That ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Purifying Parasites With Light
    Electron micrographs highlighting the purification of Leishmania parasites (dark shapes) from their host cells (low magnification on the left). Researchers have developed a clever method to purify parasitic organisms from their host cells, which will allow for more ...More
    September 12, 2008 Posted in News