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  • Researchers Analyze How New Anti-MRSA Antibiotics Function
    A new paper by Shahriar Mobashery, a professor of life sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and researchers in his lab provides important insights into promising new antibiotics aimed at combating MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major ...More
    July 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • UCSF Study Shows Sharp National Rise in Skin Infections, MRSA Suspected
    A national analysis of physician office and emergency department records shows that the types of skin infections caused by community-acquired MRSA doubled in the eight-year study period, with the highest rates seen among children and in urban emergency rooms.The study, ...More
    July 29, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Coming to Work When Sick
    I will admit, although this is definitely not one of my prouder moments, that I attended a meeting of the AmericanCollege of Surgeons a few years ago, while I was running a fever of 101 and manifesting all the symptoms of the flu. Out of concern for my fellow man I avoided ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Component Hardware Group, Maker of Saniguard, Launches New Web Site
    Component Hardware Group (CHG), a leading manufacturer of premium plumbing and hardware products for commercial, foodservice, institutional and healthcare applications, announces the launch of its new Web site: http://www.chgusa.com/. The new site, which was launched on ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Francisella tularensis: Stopping a Biological Weapon
    Scientists hope a vaccine is on the horizon for tularemia, a fatal disease caused by the pathogen Francisella tularensis, an organism of concern as a potential biological warfare agent. Until recently we knew very little about this bacterium. However, according to the ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Lung Inflammation From Influenza Could be Turned Off With New Discovery
    A new discovery could lead to treatments which turn off the inflammation in the lungs caused by influenza and other infections, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Immunology.The symptoms of influenza, such as breathlessness, weight loss and fever, ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Defining DNA Differences to Track and Tackle Typhoid
    For the first time, next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have been turned on typhoid fever — a disease that kills 600,000 people each year. The results will help to improve diagnosis, tracking of disease spread and could help to design new strategies for ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • U.S. Grown Jalapeño and Serrano Peppers Not Connected to Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers that jalapeño and Serrano peppers grown in the United States are not connected with the current Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak.However, the FDA continues to advise consumers to avoid raw jalapeño ...More
    July 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • New HIV Drug Shows Viral Load Reduction in Treatment-Resistant Patients
    A study led by Roy T. Steigbigel, MD, professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and pharmacological sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center, and colleagues worldwide demonstrated that raltegravir, a new medication to treat HIV infection, combined with other ...More
    July 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Institute Working on Ways to Diagnose, Cure, Prevent Infectious Diseases
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has formed a new institute to find ways to diagnose, cure and prevent infectious diseases by studying how microbes and the human immune system interact.Researchers at the Infectious Disease & Immunology Institute ...More
    July 25, 2008 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions