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  • Dana-Farber Receives $5.6M Grant to Develop Rapid Countermeasures to Infectious Agents
    Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have received a $5.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Office (ARO) to develop transient immunity against known, unknown, naturally occurring, or engineered ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Marine Scientists Exploring New Antibiotics
    Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, or "superbugs," are on the rise, killing tens of thousands of people each year. As the critical need for new classes of antibiotics grows, scientists are looking for miracles in unexplored realms of the ocean. Marine microbes are an ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Novel Antibiotic Combinations Fight Resistance Genes
    The combination the antibiotic ceftazidime plus the compound NXL104 is active against bacterial pathogens containing genes that confer resistance to multiple carbapenems, according to two papers published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against Norovirus
    A new vaccine strategy using nanoparticles as carriers may be the key to developing a vaccine against norovirus, one of the most common causes of foodborne disease in the United States. Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report promising ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Staph Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I
    A new experimental vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus has been shown to be well-tolerated, and to boost antibodies, according to a paper in the December 2010 issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. The vaccine was developed by Merck. In the study, ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Scientists Reveal Complete Structure of HIV's Outer Shell
    A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Virginia has determined the structure of the protein package that delivers the genetic material of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to human cells. The work is the culmination of studies ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Small Molecules May Prevent Ebola Infection
    Ebola, a virus that causes deadly hemorrhagic fever in humans, has no known cure or vaccine. But a new study by University of Illinois at Chicago scientists has uncovered a family of small molecules which appear to bind to the virus's outer protein coat and may inhibit its ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • SHEA/CDC Healthcare Epidemiology Course to be Held in April
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)/CDC Course in Healthcare Epidemiology will be held May 14-17, 2011 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The course provides training for infectious diseases fellows, healthcare ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • APIC to Provide National Healthcare Safety Network Trainings Throughout Texas
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has been selected by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to provide free training courses for Texas healthcare professionals on the use of the National Healthcare Safety Network ...More
    January 19, 2011 Posted in News
  • Global Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays Market to Reach $19.9 Billion by 2015, Report Says
    A new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. indicates that the market for prepackaged medical kits and trays has been flooded with a vast range of products with customized packages for almost every type of invasive procedure. The report says that while the industry is ...More
    January 19, 2011 Posted in News