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  • New Vaccine Candidate Shows Strong Potential Against Norovirus
    Scientists have shown that an experimental vaccine against the human norovirus – the pathogen behind about 90 percent of highly contagious nonbacterial illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting – can generate a strong immune response in mice without appearing to cause the ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Researchers Unlocking Mysteries Surrounding Lyme Disease
    Researchers recently developed novel diagnostic tools able to distinguish between the various strains of bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. For more than a decade, only one strain of B. burgdorferi (Lyme bacteria) had been sequenced (mapped), and although that ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Orthodontic Retainers Harbor Pathogenic Microbes
    Insufficient cleaning could allow build-up of microbes on orthodontic retainers, researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have found. Dr. Jonathan Pratten and colleagues looked at the types of microbes which live on retainers; this study, which found potentially ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • AAMI Project Tackles Technology Management in Hospitals
    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)’s Technology Management Council has launched an ambitious project that could help chart the future of the medical equipment management profession. The project aims to determine the status of technology ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Novel Strategies Target HAIs
    Can probiotics prevent pneumonia in patients breathing with the help of ventilators? That’s just one question researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis hope to answer as part of innovative new studies to reduce infections in healthcare settings. ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Launches New Latex-Free Exam Glove
    Cardinal Health recently introduced its Flexal™ Nitrile exam glove that offers the flexibility and barrier protection of a nitrile glove with the tactile sensitivity of a latex one. Developed in response to customer requests for a strong, comfortable, synthetic glove with ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Georgia-Pacific Professional Introduces New Sanitizer Dispenser
    Georgia-Pacific Professional announces the expansion of its successful line of enMotion® products with the enMotion® Automated Touchless Sanitizer Dispenser, a new translucent dispenser that will help consumers easily identify sanitizer in public areas. This new addition to ...More
    March 15, 2011 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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