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  • Frog Skin May Provide "Kiss of Death" for Resistant Organisms
    Kissing a frog won’t turn it into a prince — except in fairy tales ― but frogs may be hopping toward a real-world transformation into princely allies in humanity’s battle with antibiotic-resistant infections that threaten millions of people worldwide. Scientists today ...More
    August 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Make "Thrift" a Habit
    Some proteins cost more in terms of energy for cells to produce than others. The bacterium Escherichia coli 'spends' more on proteins that will be used and recycled internally than on proteins that are secreted from the cell and lost to the environment, researchers at the ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Macrophages: The Defense Cells That Regulate Immunity and Help Heal Wounds
    The term "macrophage" conjures images of a hungry white blood cell gobbling invading bacteria. However, macrophages do much more than that: Not only do they act as antimicrobial warriors, they also play critical roles in immune regulation and wound-healing. They can respond ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Poster Details High-Risk Areas for Hospital Superbugs
    EMLab P&K, a testing laboratory, in collaboration with strategic alliance partner Philders Group International Inc., a consulting firm for infectious diseases, announces it has created a professionally designed infection control poster, “Infection Control Risk ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Shows Infection Preventionists Teaming Up With Environmental Services
    Cintas Corporation announces the results of an attendee survey conducted at the recent annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) held in New Orleans in July. The survey was designed to better understand the relationship ...More
  • Researchers Define 'High-Touch' Surfaces in Hospitals
    A team of researchers from the Department of Hospital Epidemiology at UNC Health Care and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has tried to better determine what constitutes high-touch surfaces in hospitals related to ...More
  • Celebrating Our Educators
    Think back to when you were in school -- is there a teacher that stands out in your memory? Almost everyone seems to have fond memories of individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary talent and devotion to instruction, whether it's from kindergarten or from college. ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • How Many People Have to Die Before We Get it Right?
    Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Infection Control Today. By Karen Y. Cherry, MBA Have you ever stopped to think that you may hold the power of life and death in your hands? We go to the hospital to feel better. We trust that ...More
    August 26, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Using Adenovirus to Target and Disrupt Cancer Cells
    A novel mechanism used by adenovirus to sidestep the cell's suicide program, could go a long way to explain how tumor suppressor genes are silenced in tumor cells and pave the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for ...More
    August 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stryker Corporation to Acquire Gaymar Industries
    Stryker Corporation announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Gaymar Industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Stryker will acquire Gaymar Industries for approximately $150 million in cash. Gaymar specializes in support surface and pressure ulcer ...More
    August 25, 2010 Posted in News