Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - December 2010

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2010-12-30 Immunitor reports positive safety imm01 clinical trial against tuberculosis 0 None
2010-12-30 New food safety standards for manufacturers, processors 0 None
2010-12-30 Low levels of microbe-killing molecules improve survival rate of people with CGD 0 None
2010-12-30 Researchers study molecular mechanisms in early stages of IPN virus infection 0 None
2010-12-29 New study confirms pancreas disease infects horizontally from population to population in seawater phase 0 None
2010-12-29 FDA approves Impax's ANDA for generic Doryx 75 and 100mg tablets 0 None
2010-12-29 Crothall partners with 3M to implement effective infection control 0 None
2010-12-29 Molecular interaction between structural HCV protein and protein critical to viral replication identified 0 None
2010-12-29 NEI awards Case Western Reserve $10M for study of retinal diseases 0 None
2010-12-28 Sinovac's inactivated EV71 vaccine clinical trial against HFMD receives Chinese SFDA approval 0 None
2010-12-28 Study reports ROP18 protein protects parasite in host cell 0 None
2010-12-28 Foot and mouth disease outbreak in South Korea 0 None
2010-12-28 FDA warns against consumption of Tiny Greens brand Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts 0 None
2010-12-27 Study sheds light on how bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics 0 None
2010-12-27 Emergent initiates AV7909 Phase I trail for Anthrax vaccine 0 None
2010-12-27 Flu infection rates double in a week 0 None
2010-12-24 Research reaffirms bovine TB's threat to humans, animals, and to international trade 0 None
2010-12-24 High pressure technology holds promise for decontamination of dairy products 0 None
2010-12-24 AHF calls on L.A. Department of Public Health to shut down adult film shoots that do not use condoms 0 None
2010-12-24 Scientific American examines efforts to increase influenza virus monitoring in pigs to prevent pandemics in humans 0 None
2010-12-23 BROMG doctor calls for votes to win $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to pay for more flu vaccine 0 None
2010-12-23 TPRF supports AmeriCares with $40,000 grant in battle against Haiti cholera epidemic 0 None
2010-12-23 Over 36,000 people visit interactive infection research exhibition in 2010 0 None
2010-12-23 TFAH applauds Congress for final passage of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 0 None
2010-12-23 Chinese government should show more leadership on HIV/AIDS, says AHF 0 None
2010-12-23 Discovery highlights potential to combat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2010-12-23 EPA to clean up vector-breeding site to eliminate dengue epidemic 0 None
2010-12-23 Immunization with VLP vaccine results in functional, protective immune responses against RSV 0 None
2010-12-23 Researchers identify new regulator that play a critical role in B cell development 0 None
2010-12-23 Pfizer seeks FDA and EMA approval for expanded use of Prevnar 13 for pneumococcal disease 0 None
2010-12-23 Researchers find 37° C body temperature is warm enough to ward off fungal infection 0 None
2010-12-23 Vatican issues communique to clarify Pope's statement on condoms 0 None
2010-12-23 Medicago completes first part of H5N1 vaccine Phase II trial 0 None
2010-12-23 USAID official discusses agency's efforts to address cholera in Haiti 0 None
2010-12-23 Opinions: U.S. foreign aid; Malaria eradication; Moving Haiti forward; Health care financing 0 None
2010-12-22 New nanoparticle-based diagnostic platform provides rapid detection of sepsis 0 None
2010-12-22 Earlier ART initiation should be highest priority for global expansion of HIV patient care 0 None
2010-12-22 Vertex announces modification of telaprevir and VX-222 combination Phase 2 trial for treatment of HCV 0 None
2010-12-22 Majority of nurses are unaware of simple diagnostic test for sepsis 0 None
2010-12-22 The Citizen examines potential impact of EU-India free trade agreement on HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries 0 None
2010-12-22 Birth rate for U.S. teens falls to a record low 0 None
2010-12-22 Contamination with potential disease-causing bacteria is commonly found on hands of anesthesia providers 0 None
2010-12-22 AIDS patients with serum biomarkers are predisposed to immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome 0 None
2010-12-21 AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues AIDS drug maker for overcharging 0 None
2010-12-21 Expansion of HIV screening worthwhile 0 None
2010-12-21 Country must make wise choices in preventing infections, says study on future of AIDS in Cambodia 0 None
2010-12-21 Study provides evidence on prevalence of two separate mosquito species which carry malaria parasite 0 None
2010-12-21 AmeriCares, Baxter team up to deliver IV solutions to prevent cholera outbreak in Haiti 0 None
2010-12-21 Researchers develop new malaria vaccine strategy based on ingestion of genetically modified starch 0 None
2010-12-21 Training more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs in treating tennis elbow 0 None
2010-12-21 Cholera deaths in Haiti top 2,500, health ministry says 0 None
2010-12-21 New research sheds light on complex regulatory pathways for effective innate immune system 0 None
2010-12-21 New CPT code for use with T-SPOT.TB test 0 None
2010-12-21 Clue to the blues that come with the flu 0 None
2010-12-21 Researchers show how malaria parasites infect red blood cells, impede blood flow to organs 0 None
2010-12-21 Hemispherx to manufacture and supply Alferon N Injection to GP Pharm in Argentina 0 None
2010-12-20 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oncolys complete license agreement for festinavir 0 None
2010-12-20 Idera reports positive data from IMO-2125/ribavirin combination Phase 1 trial in null-responder HCV patients 0 None
2010-12-20 AHF calls on Sen. Nelson to address Florida's AIDS drug crisis 0 None
2010-12-20 New communication toolkit could improve information and advice on emerging food risks 0 None
2010-12-20 FDA warns against consumption of Sally Jackson cheese due to risk of E. coli O157:H7 0 None
2010-12-20 MDI adds McKesson's CareEnhance Disease Monitor software to Viewpoint Analytics solutions portfolio 0 None
2010-12-20 Walgreens partners with HHS to provide over $10M worth of flu shots for people without adequate health insurance 0 None
2010-12-17 Germany has not yet achieved influenza vaccination rates set by WHO 0 None
2010-12-17 Possible stem cell cure for AIDS 0 None
2010-12-17 NIAID renews funding of PRIME to develop mathematical models to study influenza infection 0 None
2010-12-17 U.N. says it will investigate source of Haitian cholera epidemic as death toll rises 0 None
2010-12-17 HHS, CDC, Walgreens host conference call to increase flu vaccination rates 0 None
2010-12-17 Prions responsible for BSE can survive in new host environment 0 None
2010-12-17 Global Fund approves 79 grants with two-year commitment of $1.7B 0 None
2010-12-17 U.S., South Africa sign PEPFAR partnership agreement 0 None
2010-12-16 Anacor Pharmaceuticals initiates AN2690 phase 3 program for onychomycosis fungal infection 0 None
2010-12-16 HIV patient cured! 0 3
2010-12-16 Unclean vehicle cabin air filters more dangerous to children 0 None
2010-12-16 Adeona expands and enhances zinc-based product candidate portfolio 0 None
2010-12-16 WHO report shows significant progress in global malaria fight, highlights need for continued funding 0 None
2010-12-16 Neuroscientist explains how to use hoppocampus to reduce risk of dementia 0 None
2010-12-16 Study finds occurrence of infection following surgical procedures 0 None
2010-12-16 New study says celiac disease patients should go on gluten-free diet 0 5
2010-12-16 New finding sheds light on how HIV eludes treatment by mutating 0 None
2010-12-16 Study confirms Carrageenan as effective antiviral against H1N1 influenza strain 0 None
2010-12-15 New nanotechnology based technique to detect pneumonia within minutes 0 None
2010-12-15 African sleeping sickness parasite's previously unrecognized extreme social behavior discovered 0 None
2010-12-15 Profectus' GENEVAX IL-12 pDNA adjuvant improves vaccine-induced response rate in Phase I HIV study 0 None
2010-12-15 Global Fund to draw up action plan against drug theft, invites stakeholders to participate 0 None
2010-12-15 Researchers introduce new class of drugs for HCV patients 0 None
2010-12-15 Plasma technology safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections 0 4
2010-12-15 New device gathers reliable data about risky sexual behavior among Ethiopian teenagers 0 None
2010-12-15 Sniffer rats detect TB more accurately than traditional microscopic analysis 0 5
2010-12-15 Reuters looks at cost-effectiveness of pursuing malaria vaccine, eradication 0 None
2010-12-15 Leeds scientists develop new vaccine to eliminate polio disease 0 None
2010-12-15 Unique device eliminates cold and flu germs in eco-friendly way 0 None
2010-12-15 Flu vaccination during pregnancy prevents infant hospitalization 0 None
2010-12-14 MVI, Merck and NYU collaborate to research potential malaria vaccine 0 None
2010-12-14 Program reduces cervical cancer deaths among HIV-infected women in Zambia 0 None
2010-12-14 Adelaide man guilty of deliberately spreading HIV 0 None
2010-12-14 DARPA awards Pulmatrix $5.7 million grant to advance iCALM therapies 0 None
2010-12-14 Provectus commences PH-10 Phase 2c trial for psoriasis 0 None
2010-12-14 Pharmasset initiates dosing in PSI-7977 exploratory study in HCV 0 None
2010-12-14 Scientists discover new way in which HPV triggers cancer 0 None
2010-12-14 Scientists perform metagenomic analysis of bacterial immune system for personalized oral health care 0 None
2010-12-14 Myths and misunderstandings about medical male circumcision for HIV prevention 1 None
2010-12-14 Confidential online blood test options for adult entertainers 0 None
2010-12-14 GAVI Alliance launches pneumonia vaccine project in Nicaragua 0 None
2010-12-14 Researchers implement life skills program to reduce HIV and drug use among South African youth 0 None
2010-12-14 New collaboration to develop vaccine to prevent malaria parasite from entering human liver 0 None
2010-12-14 Methodist Willowbrook Hospital achieves zero infection rate in top three at-risk categories 0 None
2010-12-14 New theory explains spread of infectious diseases 0 None
2010-12-14 Chimerix reports positive results from CMX157 Phase 1 clinical trial for HIV 0 None
2010-12-14 Clinical trail shows 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine safe and effective in asthma patients 0 None
2010-12-14 Go Daddy gifts $500,000 to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to launch Women's Health Center in Phoenix 0 None
2010-12-14 Senator Leahy calls for U.S. to suspend direct aid to Haiti's government, visas for Haitian officials 0 None
2010-12-14 Mouse study shows flu virus infection may protect against asthma 0 None
2010-12-14 Top-line results from Inhibitex's FV-100 Phase II clinical trial for treatment of shingles 0 None
2010-12-13 PREZISTA/ritonavir once-daily dosing for HIV-1 receives FDA approval for treatment in no DRV RAM adults 0 None
2010-12-13 TRL, Anaphore partner to develop novel protein therapies for autoimmune diseases 0 None
2010-12-13 Origin of Haiti cholera epidemic traced to South Asia 0 None
2010-12-13 OraSure commences enrollment in final study for FDA approval of OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 OTC test 0 None
2010-12-13 No safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke 0 3
2010-12-13 New groundbreaking research advances understanding of HIV 0 None
2010-12-13 New DNA-based testing technology for tuberculosis treatment 0 None
2010-12-13 Scientists discover key molecular events in immune system that contribute to inflammatory bowel disease 0 None
2010-12-13 Study finds Haitian cholera strain resembles one from South Asia, carries mutation that increases severity 0 None
2010-12-13 New study says boxers are at substantial risk for acute injuries to head, heart, and skeleton 0 None
2010-12-13 Rate of health care-associated infections in developing countries more than double U.S., European rates, study finds 0 None
2010-12-13 Argos' AGS-004 shows feasibility in in vitro models to generate DC from viremic patients 0 None
2010-12-12 Young gay men taking risks - raising HIV transmission 3 5
2010-12-10 In effort to curb preventable ICU infections, new reporting requirement kicks in Jan. 1 0 None
2010-12-10 Tru-D UV-C device effective in reducing pathogens on all environmental surfaces in hospital patient rooms 0 None
2010-12-10 WFP, UNAIDS work to improve nutritional support available for people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2010-12-10 GeoVax's phase 2a trial results indicate excellent safety profile for HIV vaccine 0 5
2010-12-10 Three-day meeting on eliminating river blindness kicks off in Nigeria 0 None
2010-12-10 Celulas Genetica to submit international patent application for Rutherford Procedure 1 4
2010-12-10 COPD becomes third leading cause of death in the U.S. 0 None
2010-12-10 Haitian cholera pathogen closely related to 'El Tor O1' variant from South Asia 0 None
2010-12-10 Opinions: Questioning WHO's relevance; Reforming foreign aid; Efforts to prevent child marriage 0 None
2010-12-09 Scientists to develop ultra-rapid sexually transmitted infection detection system for clinics 0 None
2010-12-09 Vibrio cholerae evolves two new mechanisms to cause similar disease 0 None
2010-12-09 Bacterium used to tackle Dengue fever 0 None
2010-12-09 Genetic Immunity to present DermaVir and DermaPrep transdermal delivery system at HIV DART 2010 conference 0 None
2010-12-09 Scientists determine 500 three-dimensional protein structures from bacterial and protozoan pathogens 0 None
2010-12-09 USAID, PEPFAR and HHS welcome WHO's endorsement of rapid diagnostic test for TB 0 None
2010-12-09 Researchers develop statistical model to predict severity of seasonal influenza 0 1
2010-12-09 Agilent, UC Davis to develop MassCode PCR technology for identifying food-borne pathogens 0 None
2010-12-09 Haitian health ministry says more than 2,000 have died from cholera; Report identifies outbreak's source, some dispute findings 0 None
2010-12-09 VIRxSYS presents study results of VRX1116 at HIV DART 2010 0 None
2010-12-09 Cranberry juice consumption does not reduce urinary tract infections 0 1
2010-12-08 WHO endorses rapid TB test 0 None
2010-12-08 Rapid TB test endorsed by WHO 0 None
2010-12-08 UBC's new formulation of Amphotericin B for Visceral Leishmaniasis remains stable in tropical climates 0 None
2010-12-08 Lung transplant saves economist from near-lethal bout of swine flu 0 None
2010-12-08 Vaccine World Summit to be held in New Delhi 1-3 March, 2011 0 5
2010-12-08 WHO endorses new rapid fully automated nucleic acid amplification test for TB 0 None
2010-12-08 AiCuris announces completion of AIC316 Phase II genital herpes trial 0 5
2010-12-08 St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, UH College of Pharmacy earn national 'best practices' award 0 None
2010-12-08 European Commission must stop attacking generic medicines, says ITPC 0 None
2010-12-08 Novel therapy against hepatitis C disease 0 None
2010-12-08 SEEK reports Phase I safety trail for investigational flu vaccine 0 None
2010-12-08 Financial Times contrasts 'bottom up' and 'top down' approaches to developing country drugs 0 None
2010-12-08 Nanoparticles could combat Listeria 0 None
2010-12-08 Case Western Reserve School of Medicine researchers receive NIH grant for four research endeavors 0 None
2010-12-08 Scientists work together to wipe out some of the most lethal diseases 0 None
2010-12-07 MP receives FDA IND approval for clinical trial with HTLV-I/II ELISA 4.0 and HTLV Blot.2.4 0 None
2010-12-07 Researchers develop new method to reduce amount of radiation needed to kill pathogens 0 None
2010-12-07 Studies highlight need for new antiviral treatment options and strategies 0 None
2010-12-07 Interference with biofilm detachment mechanisms may prevent biofilm-associated infections 0 None
2010-12-07 Knee replacement operations cause bacterial infection in the joint 0 None
2010-12-07 Scientists identify protein that disseminates biofilm-associated infection 0 None
2010-12-07 NIH scientists consider prospects for universal influenza vaccine 0 None
2010-12-07 Campaign to inoculate millions across Africa against meningitis kicks off in Burkina Faso 0 None
2010-12-07 Research roundup: Early retiree insurance; high deductible plans and skipped care; innovation and FDA 0 None
2010-12-07 New endoscope aids in early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. 0 None
2010-12-07 Boceprevir drug may cure hepatitis C 0 None
2010-12-07 Blocking quorum sensing would prevent bacteria from turning pathogenic 0 None
2010-12-07 Health experts, mobile service providers discuss potential for mobile health in Africa at summit 0 None
2010-12-07 Ancora receives two federal grants to develop vaccine for malaria, staphylococcus aureus 0 None
2010-12-07 GeoVax expands Phase 2a clinical trial for MVA62B HIV/AIDS vaccine 0 None
2010-12-07 Experimental flu vaccine triggers immune response, protects against flu 0 None
2010-12-06 One shot, cheap meningitis vaccine now available in Africa 0 None
2010-12-06 Achillion Pharmaceuticals to present clinical study data of ACH-1625 at APASL 2011 0 5
2010-12-06 Fraunhofer USA CMB receives FDA approval to initiate Phase I clinical trial of H5N1 influenza vaccine 0 None
2010-12-06 Tapping young people's usage of online social networks could help control rise in HIV: Study 0 None
2010-12-06 New, HIV-like retroviruses linked to CFS, prostate cancer detected in healthy blood donors 5 5
2010-12-06 MenAfriVac to help health workers eliminate meningococcal A epidemics 0 None
2010-12-06 HP, mPedigree Network introduce life-saving service to fight counterfeit drugs in Africa 0 None
2010-12-06 Research highlighting treatment for pediatric SCD, malaria presented at ASH 2010 0 None
2010-12-06 Patients with H1N1 flu die due to over-reactive immune response: Research 0 None
2010-12-06 UIC scientist focuses on potential targets to inhibit malaria transmission 0 None
2010-12-04 Wide-scale study of flu vaccine's effectiveness in European children needed 0 None
2010-12-04 Pharnext receives French approval for Pleodrug Phase II clinical trial in Charcot-Marie Tooth disease type 1A 0 3
2010-12-04 HHS, CCSC establish new national awards program 0 None
2010-12-04 IDRI awarded $1.8M contract to develop adjuvant formulations for pandemic influenza 0 None
2010-12-04 HIV prevention programs worldwide are missing MSMs, survey finds 0 None
2010-12-04 NFID supports CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week 0 None
2010-12-04 IDRI receives $790,200 BARDA grant to develop pandemic flu vaccine 0 None
2010-12-04 Health experts discuss how to prepare for future dengue immunization programs 0 None
2010-12-04 HIV/AIDS opinions 0 None
2010-12-04 FDA extends PDUFA review target date for BENLYSTA BLA to treat systemic lupus erythematosus 0 None
2010-12-03 Johns Hopkins patient-safety tools help reduce lethal bloodstream infections 0 None
2010-12-03 3M announces availability of TLR compounds for nonvaccine use in pharmaceutical industry 0 None
2010-12-03 New national awards program to recognize healthcare institutions to eliminate HAI infection 0 None
2010-12-03 Biomagnetics updates prototype bench top version of IOBS biosensor 0 5
2010-12-03 NIAID researchers develop new method to detect prion diseases 0 None
2010-12-03 Research on ribosome could aid antibiotic development against MRSA infection 0 None
2010-12-03 Fourteen cases identified on E. coli infection related to raw milk consumption in Connecticut 0 None
2010-12-03 Study of proteins under jam-packed conditions may open new treatment for diseases 0 None
2010-12-03 New inexpensive filtering technology to kill disease-causing bacteria in water 0 None
2010-12-02 White House marks World AIDS Day 0 None
2010-12-02 Whooping cough on the move 0 None
2010-12-02 MicroRNA linked to mosquito blood digestion and egg development identified 0 None
2010-12-02 New book on interactions between HIV and rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2010-12-02 Research: Environmental bacteria compromises effectiveness of BCG vaccine 0 None
2010-12-02 USAID Administrator Shah issues statement on occasion of World AIDS Day 0 None
2010-12-02 Red Cross field hospital treats people who have contracted cholera in Haiti 0 None
2010-12-02 Project Prevention feels it is crucial to educate HIV/AIDS positive women on long term birth control 1 None
2010-12-02 Wright County Egg receives FDA concurrence to sell shell eggs 0 None
2010-12-02 Study finds nursing home residents carry MRSA infection 0 None
2010-12-02 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory for 2010 December focusses on tackling norovirus outbreaks 0 4
2010-12-02 Scientists find new protein to break-up blood clots in prion diseases 0 None
2010-12-02 Advent of HAART leads to decrease in mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2010-12-02 Anti-retroviral therapy yields 'Lazarus effect': Long-term household investment strategy replaces hopelessness 0 None
2010-12-02 APHP selects Bruker´s Biotyper as exclusive MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for microbial identification 0 None
2010-12-02 Lipids react and change to bacterial stimulus, trigger cell's immune response 0 None
2010-12-02 Booster dose needed to protect preterm infants against invasive pneumococcal disease 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA grants 510(k) clearance to Focus Diagnostics Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV test on 3M Integrated Cycler 0 None
2010-12-02 Regular, low-cost preventive medication can protect people with HIV from TB 0 5
2010-12-02 Biomagnetics identifies second biomarker for tuberculosis assay 0 None
2010-12-02 More effective treatment for severe form of influenza 0 None
2010-12-02 USA today examines why aid for Haiti goes unspent 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA approves CUBICIN 2-minute IV injection for MRSA skin infections, bacteremia 0 None
2010-12-02 Worm eggs may heal ulcerative colitis: Research 0 4
2010-12-02 New cell-based assay for reliable testing of HIV inhibitors 0 None
2010-12-02 U.N. says PMTCT of HIV is achievable; efforts must target millions currently 'falling through the cracks' 0 None
2010-12-01 World AIDS day opinions 0 None
2010-12-01 World AIDS day observed 0 None
2010-12-01 World AIDS Day to mark start of international effort to shed light on how public funds are used 0 None
2010-12-01 New book investigates past influenza pandemics 0 None
2010-12-01 OraSure supports rapid HIV testing initiatives to recognize World AIDS Day 0 None
2010-12-01 IBD patients with hospital-acquired infections experience increased risk of inpatient mortality 0 None
2010-12-01 Health, HIV and human rights 0 None
2010-12-01 Children who care for parents with AIDS have higher level of mental illness 0 None
2010-12-01 SPARTAC study examines ways to limit immune system damage in HIV infection 0 5
2010-12-01 RCUK Academic Fellow to discuss microbial pathogens, immune system at Henry Wellcome Building 0 None
2010-12-01 Not all HIV viruses are bad for the immune system 0 None
2010-12-01 Black rice may help soothe inflammation: Research 0 None
2010-12-01 Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness 0 None
2010-12-01 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $6M grant to NanoBio to develop intranasal vaccine for RSV 0 None
2010-12-01 PhRMA reports 100 new medicines and vaccines in development for HIV/AIDS 0 5
2010-12-01 Washington State Hospital Association makes public surgical infection rates 0 None
2010-12-01 Number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa to outpace treatment resources by 2020, IOM report finds 0 None
2010-12-01 Research on patients' immune system may lead to new diagnostic tool for HIV treatment 0 None
2010-12-01 Research shows anti-microbial medications lead to acute liver failure 0 None

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