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  • Study Raises the "Ick" Factor in Food Processing
    I am a big fan of cable television programming that show viewers how something’s made, whether it’s an acoustic guitar or a potato chip. But I have always looked at the machinery in these food processing and packaging plants and wondered how hygienic it ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Killing Bacteria Isn't Enough to Restore Immune Function After Infection
    DALLAS – A bacterial molecule that initially signals to animals that they have been invaded must be wiped out by a special enzyme before an infected animal can regain full health, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. Using a genetically engineered ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • APIC Urges States to Proclaim International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 19-25, 2008
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To bring greater attention to the critical need to protect patients and the public from the risk of infection, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) urges every state to recognize International Infection ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Demonstrates AHCC’s Effectiveness Against the West Nile Virus
    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- A recently completed study from researchers at Colorado State University supported by the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated that AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Doctor Declares War on HAIs, Patents MRSA-Killing Machine
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As a surgeon and clinical instructor, Jeffery Deal, MD, FACS, DTMH, knew firsthand about the growing number of patients contracting and dying from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). He was also keenly aware that infections are quickly spreading beyond ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Access Scientific Reunites Core Venetec Team
    SAN DIEGO – The core management team from Venetec International has reunited at Access Scientific, Inc. to launch The Wand® family of Micro-Access Safety Introducers. The Wand combines all components of the Modified Seldinger Technique into a unitary device ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Potential Approach to Treatment of Hepatitis B Virus Infection
    Eukaryotic cells employ multiple strategies of checkpoint signaling and DNA repair mechanisms to monitor and repair damaged DNA. There are two branches in the checkpoint response pathway—ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM-Rad3-related (ATR). Many viruses are ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • How Do Lactobacilli Treat Helicobacter pylori-related Diseases?
    Some studies have demonstrated H. pylori stimulates the release of interleukin-8 (IL-8) from gastric epithelia, which initiates inflammatory damage to gastric mucosa and plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of H. pylori infections. H. pylori lipopolysaccharide (H. ...More
    September 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Leaders Kick Off Summit Focused on Zero-Tolerance Approach to HAIs
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As healthcare providers brace for an October deadline when Medicare will lower reimbursement rates for certain preventable medical conditions, healthcare industry leaders are meeting to learn how to implement a zero-tolerance approach to ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Who's ready?
    Ok, 23 days and counting. Are you prepared?Much has been made, and rightly so, for the new CMS regulations that are going to start on October 1st. While we can talk about this, is anyone really prepared? For those that are not, how are you preparing for the task at hand?On ...More
    September 8, 2008 Posted in Blogs