• Nanoemulsion Potent Against Superbugs Killing Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    University of Michigan scientists report highly encouraging evidence that a super-fine oil-and-water emulsion, already shown to kill many other microbes, may be able to quell the ravaging, often drug-resistant infections that cause nearly all cystic fibrosis deaths.Cystic ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • South Carolina Hospitals to Eliminate Infections, Reduce Cost of Care
    In an effort to reduce avoidable deaths, patient harm and healthcare costs, all 65 acute-care hospitals in South Carolina have joined a collaborative aimed at eliminating preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) statewide while safely reducing associated costs. ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover How Deadly Fungus Protects Itself
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a deadly microbe evades the human immune system and causes disease. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), may help scientists ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Potential New Herpes Therapy Studied
    A new therapy being developed at the University of Florida could, in time, produce another weapon for the fight against herpes.The gene-targeting approach uses a specially designed RNA enzyme to inhibit strains of the herpes simplex virus. The enzyme disables a gene ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Enzyme Unique to Tularemia Organism
    Researchers are closer to developing therapies to combat the deadly tularemia infection, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' online Early Edition. Karl Klose, director of the South Texas Center for Emerging ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Comparative Genomics Reveals Molecular Evolution of Q Fever Pathogen
    Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Texas A&M Health Center, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered genetic clues about why some strains of the pathogen Coxiella burnetii are more virulent than ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Vaccine Developed for Preventing “Uncommon” Cold Virus
    Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind. But what if that cold turned out to be something more? Human adenovirus type-3 is known as the “uncommon cold” because ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Can Cannibalism Fight Infections?
    Whenever humans create a new antibiotic, deadly bacteria can counter it by turning into new, indestructible superbugs. That’s why bacterial infection is the No. 1 killer in hospitals today. But new research from Tel Aviv University may give drug developers ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Umbilical Cord Protein Analysis Detects Early Onset Infection
    Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified proteins associated with early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), a stealthy bacterial infection linked to premature birth, illness and death. Using protein analysis, the researchers have found the biomarkers that can provide ...More
    January 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vaccines and Autism: Many Hypotheses, But No Correlation
    An extensive new review summarizes the many studies refuting the claim of a link between vaccines and autism.  The review, in the Feb. 15, 2009 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and now available online, looks at the three main hypotheses and shows how ...More
    January 30, 2009 Posted in News