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  • Genesoft Releases Data on Two Novel Antibiotic Classes
    CHICAGO -- Genesoft Pharmaceuticals, Inc. presented new data on its portfolio of novel mode-of-action antibiotics at the 43rd Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). The presentation covered in vitro and in vivo preclinical data on ...More
    September 17, 2003 Posted in News
  • New Study Shows First Candidate Quadrivalent Conjugate Meningococcal Vaccine is Safe and Immunogenic in Adolescents
    CHICAGO -- Study findings, presented today at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), show Aventis' candidate multi-serogroup conjugate vaccine for meningococcal disease was well-tolerated and immunogenic in a population of healthy 11- ...More
    September 17, 2003 Posted in News
  • Antimicrobial Biodegradable Coating to Reduce Catheter Infection Risk
    LONDON -- -- A new biodegradable polymer has potential application in reducing infection associated with the use of implanted medical devices. The development was reported this week to the British Pharmaceutical Conference by researchers from the school of pharmacy at ...More
    September 15, 2003 Posted in News
  • Belfast Research Suggests Way of Reducing Pneumonia in ITU Patients
    HARROGATE, United Kingdom -- Research reported this week at the British Pharmaceutical Conference points the way to reducing the risk of pneumonia in seriously ill patients who are receiving mechanical ventilation. Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a leading cause of ...More
    September 15, 2003 Posted in News
  • Key Symptoms Differentiating Inhaled Anthrax From Influenza Identified by NewYork Weill Cornell Study
    NEW YORK -- -- Physician-scientists in the Department of Public Health at NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center have identified key symptoms that may help distinguish inhaled anthrax from the flu and other common respiratory conditions in the event of a bioterrorist attack, ...More
    September 12, 2003 Posted in News
  • Non-Toxic Disinfectant Reported to Kill Bubonic Plague Bacteria
    ALPINE, Utah -- American Biotech Labs recently completed a series of tests at a level three laboratory using its newly approved medical disinfectant ASAP-AGX-32. The product was tested against a concentration of 81,000,000 Y. pestis bacteria per milliliter. It killed all of ...More
    September 4, 2003 Posted in News
  • Mouse Study Gives New View of Anthrax Toxin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A large-scale study of anthrax in mice has yielded new information about immune system response to anthrax bacteria, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health. ...More
    September 3, 2003 Posted in News
  • First Relapsing Fever Outbreak in Montana Identified
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A 2002 outbreak of tick-borne relapsing fever in Montana - the first confirmation of relapsing fever in the state - has led to the discovery of a bacterium and species of tick not known previously to exist in Montana. In the September 2003 issue of the ...More
    September 2, 2003 Posted in News
  • Older Adults Keeping Teeth Longer, but Dental Diseases Still a Common Problem
    SEATTLE -- Tooth loss was once thought to be an inevitable consequence of aging, but with proper care and attention, adults are keeping their teeth and their oral health intact. "Teeth were meant to last a lifetime," said Max Anderson, DDS, vice president and ...More
    September 2, 2003 Posted in News
  • Subversive Strep Bug Strategy Revealed
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have discovered how Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), the bacterium responsible for "flesh-eating" ...More
    September 2, 2003 Posted in News