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  • BD and FIND Announce Expanded Collaboration to Improve Tuberculosis Diagnostics Worldwide
    BD and FIND announce expanded collaboration to improve tuberculosis diagnostics worldwide. (PRNewsFoto/Becton, Dickinson and Company) FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., and GENEVA – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and FIND (Foundation for ...More
    March 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Nasal Spray Prevents Infections in Mouse Model
    For parents, 8 million cases of acute middle ear infections every year add up to a lot of sleepless nights and trips to the pediatrician. But new research from a collaboration between RockefellerUniversity and St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital could change all that. In ...More
    March 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Report Finds Severe Pandemic Flu Could Lead to Major U.S. Recession; Biggest Economic Declines Predicted in Nevada and Hawaii
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has released a new report that finds a severe pandemic flu outbreak could result in the second worst recession in the U.S. since World War II. The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could drop over 5.5 percent, leading to ...More
    March 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • Legislating the HPV Vaccine
    As an advocate of intelligent and informed free choice in nearly every scenario in life, I am disheartened by the push to foist mandatory HPV vaccinations on 11- and 12-year-old girls in Florida. While two pieces of legislation have appeared to stall in the Florida ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Finalizes Advisory Panel Recommendations for Merck’s Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the unanimous recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of GARDASIL® [Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Recombinant ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • WHO Recommends Developing Countries Introduce New Pneumonia Vaccine
    GENEVA, Switzerland -- New guidance issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines into immunization programs in developing countries, beginning with the currently licensed 7-valent vaccine (PCV7). ...More
    March 23, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies
    This picture illustrates that the mutants freeze the ribsosome in a configuration where the switch is frozen in the open position. Ribosomal protein L3 is shown in green. Its fingers extend downward and toward the left into the catalytic core of the ribosome (red). The ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection
    Parents might one day give their children a weekly treatment with a nasal spray of virus enzymes to prevent them from getting a severe middle ear infection, based on results of a study done in mice by investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and The ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • Pacific Rim Bioinformatics Collaboration on Avian Flu
    Countries with confirmed H5N1 incidences as of February 2007 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of Hawaii will use bioinformatics, grid computing and networking infrastructure, as well as collaborative ties to Asian institutions ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • A Pandemic ... and Pandemonium in the U.S. Economy?
    CNN.com is reporting today that a severe influenza pandemic could drive the country deeper toward a recession, based on the findings of a new report, "Pandemic Flu and the Potential for U.S. Economic Recession.” The report claims that a pandemic could cause as many as 2.25 ...More
    March 22, 2007 Posted in Blogs