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  • Biologists Spy Close-up View of Poliovirus Linked to Host Cell Receptor
    By Emil Venere Researchers from Purdue and Stony Brook universities have determined the precise atomic-scale structure of the poliovirus attached to key receptor molecules in human host cells and also have taken a vital snapshot of processes leading to infection. The virus ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study Virus With Unusual Properties
    A team of researchers from Penn State University and the University of Chicago has uncovered clues that may explain how and why a particular virus, called N4, injects an unusual substance -- an RNA polymerase protein -- into an E. coli bacterial cell. The results, which are ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Promising Malaria Vaccine Trials Lead to Calls for Phase 3 Development
    Experts are recommending that a malaria vaccine progress to Phase 3 trials following the successful trial of the RTS, S/AS01E malaria vaccine among 5-17 month old children in Korogwe, Tanzania and coastal Kenya, which is reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Treatment Reduces the Virus but Liver Damage Continues
    Treating patients who have chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease with long-term pegylated interferon significantly decreased their liver enzymes, viral levels and liver inflammation, but the treatment did not slow or prevent the progression of serious liver ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • SPSmedical Supply Corp. Offers Educational Audio Seminars
    SPSmedical Supply Corp. of Rochester, N.Y. has began providing a free educational audio seminar on its Web site. A new educational program with handouts will be posted every 90 days. Listen to industry experts discuss sterilization best practices, as defined by AAMI ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Covidien’s Kendall Wound Care Products Now Available Through Cardinal Health
    Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, announce an extended offering of its market-leading Kendall line of wound care bandages, dressings and gauze, sold under the brand names of Curity™, Kerlix™, Telfa™, Dermacea™ and others, are now ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • 3M Health Care and Materials Management Microsystems Announce Launch of 3M Attest Monitoring Interface for SPM Software
    3M Health Care and Materials Management Microsystems today announced the launch of 3M™ Attest™ Monitoring Interface for SPM® Software, designed to provide connectivity between Microsystems’ SPM®  Sterile Processing Information System and the ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Metrex Unveils New Web Site
    Metrex Research Corporation continues its relentless commitment to “Protecting People” with the launch of its new Web site, www.metrex.com. The sleek new site pops with fresh, colorful content and offers distributors and healthcare professionals easy navigation, ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mutant Proteins Result in Infectious Prion Disease in Mice
    A worldwide group of scientists has created an infectious prion disease in a mouse model, in a step that may help unravel the mystery of this progressive disease that affects the nervous system in humans and animals. The research team, including Christina J. Sigurdson, DVM, ...More
    December 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Mold Growth in Places I Never Imagined Possible
    Is it a sign of the nursing shortage? Or a sign that care providers just don’t give a flip? Or both? It might sicken you to learn that a 65-year-old patient in a nursing home was found to have mold growing in his mouth and around an open wound on his leg.  To ...More
    December 5, 2008 Posted in Blogs