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  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobials in Food-Producing Animals
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued draft guidance intended to help reduce the development of resistance to medically important antimicrobial drugs used in food-producing animals.Today’s draft guidance outlines the FDA’s current thinking on ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Properly Laundered Uniforms Can Help Prevent HAIs, Reduce Costs
    The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) says healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) cause more than $30 billion a year in needless healthcare industry overhead which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conservatively reflects 1.7 ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Combination MMRV Vaccine Linked to Seizure Risk
    The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Sequence Human Body Louse Genome
    A multi-institutional team has recently sequenced the body louse genome, an achievement that will yield new insights into louse – and human – biology and evolution.The body louse genome is the smallest known genome of any insect, said University of Illinois ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bees Could Help Beat Superbugs
    Bees could have a key role to play in urgently needed new treatments to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to research led at the University of Strathclyde.The scientists found that a substance known as beeglue or propolis, originating from ...More
    June 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Boston Med
    While summer television leaves much to be desired, the new documentary Boston Med seems to be the exception. ...More
    June 25, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Research Collaboration to Evaluate Novel Adjuvants to Enhance Pandemic Flu Vaccines
    Two global health non-profit organizations headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and PATH, have entered into a research collaboration agreement to evaluate novel adjuvants for their ability to enhance the immune response of ...More
    June 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • New CDC Guidelines Prefer Use of Blood Tests to Diagnose TB Infection in Certain Populations
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). In these guidelines, the CDC advises that Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood tests ...More
    June 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Facility Recognized for Efforts to Reduce CAUTIs
    The Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (CECR) of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. was recently recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts in significantly reducing catheter-associated urinary ...More
    June 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Meningitis Mechanism
    A white blood cell that normally removes bacteria from the bloodstream helps Escherichia coli (E. coli) accumulate in the blood and enter the brain resulting in the deadly infection known as meningitis. Prasadarao V. Nemani, PhD, a scientist at The Saban Research Institute ...More
    June 24, 2010 Posted in News