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  • Foodborne Pathogen Finds Resistance to Antibiotic
    Recent studies have shown a connection between people who became infected with Campylobacter jejuni, a pathogen found in poultry, and their contact with certain chicken products that contained the pathogen. It also turned out that the Campylobacter jejuni from those ...More
    May 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Intensive Care Units’ Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically Ill Patients Generally Strong
    Mayo Clinic researchers found that the frequency with which critically ill patients developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is approximately the same at a multidisciplinary medical center such as Mayo Clinic compared to the average VAP-risk rate for 211 hospitals in ...More
    May 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ashwell Receptor Reduces Mortality During Sepsis
    In research that solves the longest-standing mystery in glycobiology – a field that studies complex sugar chains called glycans – researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a molecule in the liver of all ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Smallpox Drug May Also Target Adenovirus
    Scientists at Saint Louis University have made two key discoveries that could lead to the first-ever human testing of a drug to target the adenovirus, which causes a number of severe upper respiratory infections and is one of many viruses that causes the common cold. There ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Latent TB Treatment Saves Time, Money and Lives
    A new way to treat patients with latent tuberculosis (TB), who are infected with TB but without symptoms, can effectively treat it in less than half the time and at a lower cost than the current standard treatment, according to researchers who conducted a multi-center, ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Tool Creates Personalized Catch-Up Vaccine Schedules
    Georgia Tech associate professor Pinar Keskinocak, graduate student Faramroze Engineer and Larry Pickering, executive secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC (left to right) display the childhood vaccination catch-up scheduler.  Georgia ...More
    May 20, 2008 Posted in News
  • Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tube Dramatically Reduces Resistant Infections
    A silver-coated endotracheal tube may reduce infections with highly resistant bacteria over traditional tubes by nearly half, according to the results of a large randomized trial to be presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2008 International Conference in ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Dermatologists Link Family History to Shingles Susceptibility
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston have identified family history as one reason why some people might be more susceptible to shingles, a severe skin condition. Their findings are published in the May 19 issue of Archives of ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Cases of Recreational Water Illnesses on the Rise
    More recreational water illnesses (RWI) outbreaks were reported in 2007 than ever before, and the numbers could increase in the coming years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). RWIs are illnesses that are spread by swallowing, breathing, or ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    When men present in emergency departments with pneumonia, they are likely to be sicker than women and have a greater risk of dying over the next year, despite the more aggressive medical care they receive, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh that will be ...More
    May 19, 2008 Posted in News