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  • American Cancer Society Endorses Two-Dose Regimen for HPV Vaccination
    The American Cancer Society has endorsed updated recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) supporting a two-dose schedule for boys and girls who initiate the vaccine at ages 9 to 14. The update ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Disinfection Products Accounted for Largest Share of the Infection Control Market, Report Says
    A new report from Reportlinker, "Infection Control Market [Disinfection (Disinfectant, Disinfectors, Endoscope Reprocessors, Wipes, Face Masks) Sterilization (Steam Sterilization, Ethylene Oxide, VHP, E-beam, Contract Services) End User (Hospitals, Lifescience)]: Global ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Healthmark Offers Pop-Up Tray Corners
    Healthmark Industries Co., Inc. announces the addition of Pop-Up Corner Card to its sterilization packaging product line. Designed to protect wrapped trays from punctures or tears caused by sharp corners or feet, the 4x4x2 inch Pop-Up Corner Card simply pops up for easy ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Widespread
    According to the CDC's  FluView report for the week ending Jan. 28, 2017 (week 4), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported seven additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Zika Virus Blindfolds Immune Alarm Cells
    Gatekeeper immune cells are fighting Zika virus with an arm tied behind their backs, scientists from Emory Vaccine Center report. Dendritic cells are "sentinel" cells that alert the rest of the immune system when they detect viral infection. When Zika virus infects them, it ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Penn Researchers Identify Missing Link for Fighting Viral Pneumonia
    Viral infections that occur in a patient’s lungs are a significant cause of hospitalization and death among children and the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes about 60,000 hospitalizations of children aged ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Describe Molecular Interactions to Predict Bacterial Battles
    The enemies were thrown together, so the killing began. Brandishing harpoon-like appendages covered in poison, two armies of cholera bacteria stabbed each other, rupturing victims like water balloons. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology tracked the battle over ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Atomic-Scale View of Bacterial Proteins Offers Path to New TB Drugs
    With the first detailed analysis of a cellular component from a close relative of the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, Rockefeller scientists are suggesting strategies for new drugs to curb this growing health problem. Each year, nearly half a million people around the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Grant Expanded From $12 Million to $24 Million for NETEC
    A $12 million grant awarded in 2015 to establish the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) has been doubled to $24 million to allow for a variety of expanded services, including creation of a special pathogens research network. The grant awarded to the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Salicylic Acid Promotes Nasal Mucosa Colonization
    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus usually does not harm its host. If the host is healthy and the bacteria obtain sufficient nutrients, the bacteria ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News