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  • Study of Outbreaks Aided by New Human Movement Model
    Researchers have developed a new statistical model that simulates human mobility patterns, mimicking the way people move over the course of a day, a month or longer. The model, developed by scientists at North Carolina State University and the Korea Advanced Institute of ...More
    April 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report Says Almost 100,000 Surgical Patients Didn’t Get the Right Infection Prevention Care
    A new report released today by Consumers Union found that hospitals have made progress following certain surgical infection prevention practices, but that too many patients aren’t getting the right care needed to keep them safe. At a minimum, almost 100,000 patients ...More
    April 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Swine Flu and Avian Flu Viruses: Let’s Remember They are Influenza A
    After all the education and preparation we have accomplished over the last two to three years, some of the key points seemed to get lost in just one weekend of media coverage.  I was a bit frustrated as I monitored the news over the weekend to see the continuous ...More
    April 27, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Why Anti-HIV Antibodies are Ineffective at Blocking Infection
    Some 25 years after the AIDS epidemic spawned a worldwide search for an effective vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), progress in the field seems to have effectively become stalled. The reason? According to new findings from a team of researchers from ...More
    April 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Obesity Associated with Higher Risk for Urinary Tract Infections
    As body mass increases, so does a patient’s risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), according to Baltimore researchers. A new study, presented at the 104th annual scientific meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) assesses and stratifies this ...More
    April 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Details of Bacterial “Injection” System Revealed
    New details of the composition and structure of a needlelike protein complex on the surface of certain bacteria may help scientists develop new strategies to thwart infection. The research, conducted in part at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, ...More
    April 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Guidance on Malaria Elimination Released
    Countries and policy leaders gain new guidance today on how and when to eliminate malaria, paving the way for the potential global eradication of the deadly disease. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Malaria Elimination Group, a global body of researchers, ...More
    April 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Survival Rates for HIV Patients Following Liver Transplant
    HIV positive and HIV negative patients have comparable survival rates following liver transplant, according to new research presented today at EASL 2009, the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark.The study results showed no ...More
    April 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • First Evidence for DNA-Based Vaccination Against Chronic Hepatitis C
    The first-proof-of-concept for a DNA-based therapeutic vaccination against chronic hepatitis C was announced today at EASL 2009, the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark.In the first clinical trial of a therapeutic ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Anagrams
    Just a quick observation.... .I was driving into work this morning and took notice of all of the personalized license plates that were anagrams. Some were straight forward, like "Prety4U" and "Good2CU" but some can prove to be a little harder to decipher. Do any of you have ...More
    April 22, 2009 Posted in Blogs