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  • Memorial Day
    This Memorial Day I would like to not only take time to remember those that have served and died during a time of war, but also look back over time at the events that occurred on this date throughout history:1787 - Constitutional Convention opens at Philadelphia, George ...More
    May 25, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Reducing the Over-Prescribing of Antibiotics
    Improving communications skills and the use of a simple blood test could help cut the growing number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, a joint Cardiff University trial has discovered. In a major new clinical trial, published in the British Medical Journal, a ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Preventing Ear Infections in the Future: Delivering Vaccine Through Skin
    An experimental vaccine applied the surface of the skin appears to protect against certain types of ear infections. Scientists from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, report their findings today at the 109th general meeting of the ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Uncover Mechanism Allowing Flu Virus to Evade the Body's Immune Response
    Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a critical molecular mechanism that allows the influenza virus to evade the body's immune response system. The study will be published in the May 21 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe. "We ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Face Protection Effective in Preventing Flu Spread
    A new article in the journal Risk Analysis assessed various ways in which aerosol transmission of the flu, a central mode of diffusion which involves breathing droplets in the air, can be reduced. Results show that face protection is a key infection control measure for ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Scientists Link Influenza A(H1N1) Susceptibility to Common Levels of Arsenic Exposure
    This colorized negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts some of the ultrastructural morphology of the A/CA/4/09 swine flu virus.The ability to mount an immune response to influenza A (H1N1) infection is significantly compromised by a low level of ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.S. Should Bolster Funding to Improve Public Health
    To fulfill America's humanitarian obligations as a member of the international community and to invest in the nation's long-term health, economic interests, and national security, the United States should reaffirm and increase its commitment to improving the health of ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Protein from Algae Shows Promise for Stopping SARS
    A protein from algae may have what it takes to stop Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infections, according to new research. A recent study has found that mice treated with the protein Griffithsin (GRFT), had a 100 percent survival rate after exposure to the SARS ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Flu Shot Not Effective in Preventing Flu-Related Hospitalizations in Asthmatic Children
    The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Aerosolized Nanoparticles Show Promise for Delivering Antibiotic Treatment
    Aerosol delivery of antibiotics via nanoparticles may provide a means to improve drug delivery and increase patient compliance, thus reducing the severity of individual illnesses, the spread of epidemics, and possibly even retarding antibiotic resistance.Delivery of ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News