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  • Public Voting Phase of Hand Hygiene Video Contest Starts
    Starting today, Feb. 9, through Feb. 22, 3M and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) invite the public to vote for its favorite video to win the “It’s In Your Hands” YouTube™ video contest for perioperative professionals. The ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Antibodies from Plants May Help Fight Disease
    The first head-to-head comparison of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies produced from plants versus the same antibodies produced from mammalian cells has shown that plant-produced antibodies can fight infection equally well.Scientists from Washington University School of ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • Institutes License Flu-Targeting Antibodies
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have signed a license agreement with Genentech, a wholly owned member of the Roche group, and Roche, that grants the companies exclusive rights to manufacture, develop and market human ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • Parental Concerns Hinder National H1N1 Immunization Efforts
    Ask any health professional who cares for children and they will tell you: When H1N1 flu hits, it can be very severe. In the last four months of 2009, nearly 240 children died in the United States from H1N1 flu—more than three times as many child deaths as in a ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • Nearly Half of Americans Believe H1N1 Outbreak is Over
    The latest poll from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that almost half of Americans believe the H1N1 flu outbreak is over (44 percent), and levels of concern about getting sick with the virus continue to decline. Few (18 percent) think it is ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Complete In-Depth Study of the Malaria Parasite Genome
    Groundbreaking research done at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences (SBS) could lead to the development of more potent drugs or a vaccine for malaria, which is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and kills up to three ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Physicist the First to Measure Energy Released From a Virus During Infection
    Within a virus's tiny exterior is a store of energy waiting to be unleashed. When the virus encounters a host cell, this pent-up energy is released, propelling the viral DNA into the cell and turning it into a virus factory. For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Road Mapping Could be Key to Curing TB
    The complex chain of metabolic events in bacteria that lead to fatal diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) may be better understood using mathematical models, according to an article published in the February issue of Microbiology Today. Scientists at the University of Surrey ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • IDSA: President's FY 2011 Budget Falls Far Short on Infectious Diseases Programs
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says it is disappointed that President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget fails to strengthen key U.S. public health and research initiatives, and adds that the nation's ability to prevent, diagnose and treat an ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Nation's First 'Cocoon Strategy' Vaccination Program Delivers 10,000th Immunization
    Physicians from the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research at Texas Children's Hospital reported that 10,000 Tdap immunizations have been administered to immediate family members of newborn babies at part of the nation's first and only major "cocoon strategy" vaccination ...More
    February 4, 2010 Posted in News