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  • Flu Helps Spread Pneumonia
    Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's spring conference. The work could have implications for the management of influenza pandemics ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • Big Picture of How Interferon Induced Genes Launch Antiviral Defenses Revealed
    When viruses attack, one molecule more than any other fights back. Interferon triggers the activation of more than 350 genes, and despite the obvious connection, the vast majority have never been tested for antiviral properties. A team of researchers, led by scientists from ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Technique Tracks Viral Infections, Aids Development of Antiviral Drugs
    Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory Center for Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering have developed a method to detect the presence of viruses in cells and to study their growth. Targeting a virus that has ribonucleic acid (RNA) as its genetic makeup, the new ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • FDA Clears Single-Use Antibacterial Surgical Respirator
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the SpectraShield 9500 N95 surgical respirator, a device that kills 99.99 percent of three different kinds of bacteria when exposed to its outer surface. The FDA has cleared the SpectraShield as a single-use, N95 surgical ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Hospital Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Germicidal Ultraviolet Light
    VIGILAIR Systems, a manufacturer of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technology, was instrumental in a newly published hospital study that demonstrated a dramatic reduction in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) with the application of VIGILAIR® air cleaning ...More
  • MediPlus Wound Care Product Line to Debut at SAWC
    No-cost samples of MediPlus™ advanced wound care products may also be requested online. For more information about MediPlus™, visit For more information about SAWC Spring 2011, visit SAWC is the premier educational wound care ...More
    April 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • FDA Clears Test for C. difficile
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a cause of diarrhea that can lead to colitis, other serious ...More
    April 8, 2011 Posted in News
  • Nobel Winner and Discoverer of Hepatitis B Virus Dies at 85
    Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, a Nobel Prize winning scientist and advisor to Viral Genetics, Inc., died April 5 at the age of 85. Blumberg died after apparently suffering a heart attack while attending a conference at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near San ...More
    April 8, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Hand Hygiene Video Offered by NEJM
    The New England Journal of Medicine is featuring a 14-minute hand hygiene video as part of its Videos in Clinical Medicine. In the accompanying article, Longtin et al. note, "Healthcare-associated infections are a threat to patient safety and the most common adverse events ...More
    April 8, 2011 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Serratia Outbreak From TPN in Alabama Hospitals Being Investigated
    The Alabama Department of Public Health continues an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in six Alabama hospitals in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alabama Hospital Association, the Drug Enforcement ...More
    April 8, 2011 Posted in News