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  • Researchers Shed New Light on Rhinovirus Genome
    A BYU research team published a study on the genome of the rhinovirus, which causes about half of common colds.  A new study by BrighamYoungUniversity researchers on the virus behind nearly half of all cold infections explains how and where evolution occurs in the ...More
    March 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Novel Antibiotics That Don't Trigger Resistance
    Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of medicine's most vexing challenges. In a study described in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University are developing a new generation of antibiotic compounds that do not ...More
    March 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Cell Phones are Germ-Mobiles
    There are now two good reasons to scrutinize cell phones within the healthcare environment. A new study from Dutch researchers suggests that cell phones be kept a minimum of 1 meter in distance from hospital beds and electronic medical equipment. The research, published in ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Bioburden-Related Incident Data
    David in New York asks, “Is there an established national average for the percentage of cases cleaned and processed by a central sterile department and how many bioburden-related incidents there are resulting from those cases being returned to the operating room? And ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Wearin’ of the Green
    “Green” is becoming an increasingly popular word in our vocabulary. There is a lot of talk about “going green.” This is generally a positive connotation, where each of us assumes responsibility for our carbon footprint and attempts to protect the ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Rabies Deaths Could be Eliminated
    Someone in the developing world – particularly in rural Africa - dies from a rabid dog bite every 10 minutes. But global elimination of this horrific disease appears to be possible, according to a team which includes scientists from McMaster University, Britain and ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns Consumers About Potentially Contaminated Cheese
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese Mexican style soft cheese (two specific lots) or any Queso Cotija Molido Mexican style grated cheese manufactured and distributed by Peregrina Cheese Corp. of New York ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Reminds Consumers to Avoid Eating Recalled Peanut Products
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), illnesses are still being reported among people who have eaten recalled peanut-derived products contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The agency says it is concerned that illnesses will continue to occur if ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Tissue-Cultured Smallpox Vaccine Appears Promising
    Administration of a tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine showed signs of an effective vaccine response with no serious adverse events, according to a study in the March 11 issue of JAMA. “The threat of smallpox bioterrorism has prompted reconsideration of the need for ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Consequences of Lyme Disease?
    I heard on the news this morning that the recent tragedy – an Illinois pastor being shot during a worship service last Sunday – is being considered as a consequence of Lyme disease in the man who committed the shooting. Another statement was tacked on to the ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in Blogs