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Antimicrobials & Vaccinations

The present and future pipeline of mechanisms for the administration of antimicrobials, antibiotics, antiseptics, vaccines and other therapeutics are important in addressing infections and conditions acquired in the healthcare setting and in the community

  • New Finding in Ribosome Signaling May Lead to Improved Antibiotics
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a signaling mechanism in the bacterial ribosome that detects proteins that activate genes for antibiotic resistance. "The ribosome is one of the most complex molecular machines in the cell," says Alexander ...More
    February 23, 2011 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Made With Synthetic Gene Protects Against Pneumonia
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an ...More
    February 22, 2011 Posted in News
  • Standard Register Unveils First Antimicrobial Laser ID Band for Patients
    Standard Register Healthcare today unveiled the world’s first antimicrobial laser wristband for patient identification at the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS)'s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The innovative PurBand™ wristband was ...More
    February 22, 2011 Posted in News
  • Efficacy of TB Vaccine is Enhanced
    Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis. The new vaccine affords -- as already proven in mice -- better protection against the disease. The development of a new tuberculosis vaccine is a ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Universal Influenza Vaccine Study Yields Success in Mouse Model
    Adelaide researchers have taken a step closer to the development of a universal flu vaccine, with results of a recent study showing that a vaccine delivered by a simple nasal spray could provide protection against influenza. University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Darren ...More
    February 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • BARDA Supports Next Steps for a New Antiviral Drug for Smallpox
    A $24.8 million federal contract will support development a new antiviral drug to treat smallpox. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness ...More
    February 17, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Report Analyzes the Impact of Health Reform on U.S. Vaccine Policy and Practice
    A new report issued by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services analyzes the impact of Affordable Care Act on national immunization policy. The report examines a wide range of ...More
    February 16, 2011 Posted in News
  • Religious Beliefs Might Influence Vaccination Rates
    The Netherlands has experienced epidemics of vaccine preventable diseases largely confined to the Bible belt, an area where -among others- orthodox protestant groups are living. Lacking information on the vaccination coverage in this minority, and its various subgroups, ...More
    February 15, 2011 Posted in News
  • Team Hopes to Trim Years Off Development Time of New Antibiotics
    Eliminating tens of thousands of manual lab experiments, two University of Houston (UH) professors are working toward a method to cut the development time of new antibiotics. While current practices typically last for more than a decade, a computerized modeling system being ...More
    February 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • New Research Makes Oral Immunization Easier to Swallow
    If you don't like shots or needles, you're in luck. New research published online in the FASEB Journal gives the development of new oral vaccinations a shot in the arm thanks to discoveries involving the salivary glands of mice. In addition, this research report also offers ...More
    February 10, 2011 Posted in News