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  • 3M Skin & Wound Care Launches Antifungal Cream
    3M Skin & Wound Care has introduced new 3M™ Cavilon™ Antifungal Cream, an easy-to-apply cream that effectively relieves skin discomforts due to fungal infections. Addressing the needs of incontinence caregivers and patients, this new cream offers a soothing solution to ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Toxoplasmosis: The Strain Explains Infection Severity
    Robert Yolken, MD, a neuro-virologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, studies the role that common viruses and parasites play in the development of psychiatric disorders. Providing clues into why the severity of a common parasitic infection can vary greatly from person ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Research Focuses on Prion Diseases
    New research by Chongsuk Ryou, a researcher at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in the UK College of Medicine, may shed light on possible treatments for prion diseases. Prion diseases, ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Progress Being Made Globally In Fight Against Communicable Diseases
    Those working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrheal illness, according to research from the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures in the University of Denver'sJosef ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Research May Lead to New and Improved Vaccines
    Yan Shi, PhD and Tracy Flach are pictured in their University of Calgary lab. Alum is an adjuvant (immune booster) used in many common vaccines, and Canadian researchers have now discovered how it works. The research by scientists from the University of Calgary's Faculty of ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Study Helps Explain How Pathogenic E. coli Bacterium Causes Illness
    Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have shown how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response. The bacterium secretes a ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Why are the Elderly so Vulnerable to Pneumonia?
    A study featured on the cover of the March 15 Journal of Immunology is providing insight into why the elderly are so vulnerable to pneumonia and other bacterial infections. The study has been published online in advance of print. Compared with younger adults, the elderly ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • Used Woodwind, Brass Musical Instruments Harbor Harmful Bacteria and Fungi
    Research has shown that playing a musical instrument can help nourish, cultivate, and increase intelligence in children, but playing a used instrument also can pose a potentially dangerous health risk. Used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be heavily ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • SHEA to Hold Annual Infection Control and Epidemiology Course in July
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) announces that its 15th annual Fellows Course in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology will be held July 6-8, 2011 at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. The faculty includes course directors from: John ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News
  • $10 Million Awarded to Fight HAIs
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding $10 million for new research to five academic medical centers as part of its Prevention Epicenter grant program, which supports efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to reducing infections in ...More
    March 14, 2011 Posted in News