• scrubBank™ from Aramark
    This compact, automated, quick dispense solution for scrub management supports infection prevention best practices and was designed to facilitate compliance with the AORN Recommended Practices for Surgical Attire₁. Backed by Aramark's full service program, including ...More
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  • ICT News Desk: The Link Between Antibiotics and Biofilm Formation
    Researchers from USC and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation leading to chronic lung, sinus and ear infections. The study results illustrate how bacterial biofilms can actually thrive, rather than ...More
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  • Novel Mechanism for Invasion of EV71 Virus is Demonstrated by Scientists
    Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the major causative agent of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the Asia-Pacific region, having caused 8.8 million infections and 3,000 deaths in China in the past five years. Unlike other enteroviruses (e.g. Coxsackievirus), EV71 can cause ...More
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  • First Chikungunya Case Acquired in the United States is Reported in Florida
    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled ...More
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  • GW Researcher Unlocks Next Step in Creating HIV-1 Immunotherapy Using Fossil Virus
    The road to finding a cure for HIV-1 is not without obstacles. However, thanks to cutting-edge research by Douglas Nixon, MD, PhD, and colleagues, performed at the George Washington University (GW), Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Rochester and UC ...More
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  • Immunization Coverage Reaches 84 Percent, Still Short of 90 Percent Goal
    More than 111 million infants received vaccines in 2013 to protect them from deadly diseases. These infants account for about 84 percent of the world’s children, but an estimated 21.8 million infants remained unvaccinated, according to new estimates from WHO and ...More
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  • Young People's Views Guide WHO Advice on HIV Prevention and Care for Those Most at Risk
    Sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men and transgender people are at higher risk of HIV than the general population – a risk that is heightened if the person is young. The World Health Organization (WHO) has produced specific guidance on how best to ...More
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  • WHO Issues Update on Polio in Equatorial Guinea
    As of July 16, 2014, Equatorial Guinea has reported a total of 5 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, with onset of paralysis between 28 January 2014 (first case) and 3 May 2014 (most recent case). Genetic sequencing indicated that the cases are linked to the ongoing ...More
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  • Scientists Find Way to Trap, Kill Malaria Parasite
    Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report July 16 in Nature. As it invades a red blood cell, the malaria parasite takes part of the host cell’s ...More
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