Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - January 2011

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2011-01-31 Oragenics to commence second phase 1 clinical trial for SMaRT Replacement Therapy 0 None
2011-01-31 KCI announces agreement to license Wright Medical Group's GRAFTJACKET for wound care 0 None
2011-01-31 Water contamination warnings after floods 0 None
2011-01-29 Initiative to eliminate polio in the U.K. 0 None
2011-01-29 Viral Genetics enters binding Release and Settlement Agreement with T&T 0 None
2011-01-29 ISU researchers study parasites that cause NTDs in humans 0 None
2011-01-29 Scientists use full genome sequencing to identify precise steps in molecular evolution of S. pneumoniae 0 None
2011-01-29 BMJ News reports on calls for WHO to control, prevent spread of cholera 0 None
2011-01-29 Research roundup: Barriers to trauma care, immunizations; Small business tax credit; Medicare coverage of preventive care 0 None
2011-01-29 UK government, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support efforts to stamp out polio 0 None
2011-01-28 Recent releases in Global Health 0 None
2011-01-28 WOUNDS article profiles efficacy of Quick-Med's antimicrobial BIOGUARD dressings 0 None
2011-01-28 PCMD forms 6M research and analysis network to investigate role of virus infection in type 1 diabetes 0 None
2011-01-28 Improper food handling can lead to gastrointestinal illness in children 0 None
2011-01-28 Bill Gates, crown prince of Abu Dhabi announce $100m pledge for vaccines for Afghan, Pakistani children 0 None
2011-01-28 Tibotec grants multiple non-exclusive licenses to generic manufacturers for rilpivirine hydrochloride 0 None
2011-01-28 Matrix enters licensing agreement with Tibotec for generic Rilpivirine Hydrochloride 0 None
2011-01-28 HIV causes specific subset of CD4+ T-cells to age rapidly: Study 0 None
2011-01-28 Reuters examines how Russia's 'drug problem' has 'become an AIDS problem' 0 None
2011-01-28 Opinions: Global poverty; Global Fund corruption; Tackling poverty, environmental issues 1 None
2011-01-28 Early dental visit is important for good oral health in children 0 None
2011-01-27 HIV drug used by drug abusers in a deadly concoction 0 None
2011-01-27 Flood-borne diseases make their appearance 0 None
2011-01-27 IEHA, Cintas release list of best practices for reducing HAIs within healthcare facility 0 None
2011-01-27 'Phenotype switching' helps bacteria lie dormant inside host cells and become a reservoir for relapsing infections 0 None
2011-01-27 AHF surpasses 150,000 patient milestone 0 None
2011-01-27 Mass cholera vaccination early in outbreak could stem spread of disease, studies show 0 None
2011-01-27 Pfenex receives $3.1 million SAIC sub-contract to develop malaria antigen 0 None
2011-01-27 Lancet series examines health issues facing populations in Southeast Asia 0 None
2011-01-27 MRSA screening in ICU patients can save costs for hospitals 0 None
2011-01-27 Inviragen completes memorandum of understanding with Duke-NUS 0 None
2011-01-27 Researchers find food-borne bacteria can cause difficult-to-treat heart infections 0 None
2011-01-26 Anadys begins dosing in ANA598 Phase IIb study for hepatitis C 0 None
2011-01-26 Researchers develop anti-HIV gene therapy for rendering T-cells resistant to infection 0 None
2011-01-26 Research shows how pathogenic bacteria hide inside host cells 0 5
2011-01-26 Measles warnings for Australia and New Zealand 0 None
2011-01-25 Survival following transplant surgery for liver cancer not impacted by HIV-positive status 0 None
2011-01-25 Evaluating patients for genetic variations impacts adherence to antiviral therapy 0 None
2011-01-25 Triad alcohol prep pads with ARIXTRA Starter Kits not to be used 0 None
2011-01-25 APIC announces initiative to eliminate central line-associated bloodstream infections 0 None
2011-01-25 ASM to host 2011 Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting 0 None
2011-01-25 Scientist receives grant for research on parasitic diseases through African biodiversity medicines 0 None
2011-01-25 NPMA offers tips to recognize and avoid rodent infestations this winter 0 None
2011-01-25 m2m, HP collaborate to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa 0 None
2011-01-25 Strong opposition to 'prescription-only' measures for OTC medicines with pseudoephedrine 0 3
2011-01-25 RRD enters partnership with NIH Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program 0 None
2011-01-25 New study finds disparities in chlamydia screening 0 None
2011-01-25 Vaccination campaigns to stop yellow fever spread get underway in E. Africa 0 None
2011-01-25 Simple means of improving binding affinity of synbodies 0 None
2011-01-25 Fixed Phage to develop products based on Strathclyde's technology for tackling infections 0 None
2011-01-25 Researchers find White-Hispanic disparities in receiving immunization against flu, pneumonia 0 None
2011-01-24 NBC News examines drug-resistant malaria along Thai-Cambodian border 0 None
2011-01-24 BMJ News examines ongoing investigation of WHO's handling of H1N1 0 None
2011-01-24 Also in Global Health News: Cholera death in DR; TB vaccine study; Rising food prices 0 None
2011-01-24 FDA accepts Optimer's fidaxomicin NDA for filing 0 None
2011-01-24 Positive interim data from ongoing V5 Phase IIb imm01 trial against tuberculosis 0 None
2011-01-24 Research findings reveal HIV's hiding spot, new way to stop the virus 0 None
2011-01-24 Eliminating sugary drinks from diet can reduce tooth decay in American Indian children 0 None
2011-01-23 Odontoblast cells are part of immune system, protect teeth from decay: New research 0 None
2011-01-23 Bird flu outbreak in Japan 0 None
2011-01-21 AHF proposes funding solutions to current ADAP crisis 0 None
2011-01-21 Vibrio cholerae kills E. coli bacteria 1 None
2011-01-21 WHO executive board meeting addresses agency's policy on counterfeit, substandard medications 0 None
2011-01-21 Many couples misjudge partners' risk behaviors 0 None
2011-01-21 New research says EPO hormone can modulate immune response 0 None
2011-01-21 Scientists find ADAR1 enzyme protect against measles virus 0 None
2011-01-20 BUSM receives NIH grant to explore how chronic inflammation can lead to systemic diseases 0 None
2011-01-20 Akonni introduces TruTip kit for extraction of human genomic DNA from fresh, frozen whole blood 0 None
2011-01-20 Actor George Clooney contracts malaria 0 None
2011-01-20 Routine rotavirus vaccine shows a significant drop in diarrhea cases: Study 0 None
2011-01-20 FDA accepts Vertex's telaprevir NDA for six-month Priority Review 0 4.8
2011-01-20 FDA provides tentative approval under PEPFAR for Matrix's Lamivudine and Zidovudine NDA 0 None
2011-01-20 FDA grants Soligenix Orphan Drug Designation to RiVax for prevention of ricin intoxication 0 None
2011-01-20 HIV-infected patients three times more likely to suffer strokes 0 None
2011-01-20 Scientists discover fundamental mechanism behind toxic protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases 0 5
2011-01-20 BI refuses to offer increased access to AIDS drugs for low-income Americans 0 None
2011-01-20 Koronis' KP-1461 drug causes extra mutations to occur in HIV genome in HIV-infected patients 0 None
2011-01-20 Swiss HIV Cohort Study identifies simple method to determine time of infection 0 None
2011-01-20 UMB enters license agreement with Bali BioSciences for new strategy to combat sepsis, HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-01-20 QBC Diagnostics releases ParaLens Advance to provide benefits of LED fluorescence microscopy 0 None
2011-01-20 DARPA grants $5.6 million to Dana-Farber to develop viable countermeasures against unknown pathogen 0 None
2011-01-20 World Bank announces additional $5m grant to fight cholera in Haiti 0 None
2011-01-20 WHO Director-General expresses concern over public mistrust of vaccines 0 None
2011-01-20 Exciton, ULURU sign agreement to develop and market Altrazeal exSALT product 0 None
2011-01-20 Apricus Bio's MycoVa demonstrates 'non-inferiority' for treatment of onychomycosis compared to Loceryl 0 None
2011-01-20 Small molecules may inhibit entry of Ebola into human cells 0 None
2011-01-19 Study: HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments 0 None
2011-01-19 Scientists determine protein structure that delivers genetic material of HIV to human cells 0 None
2011-01-19 Study finds link between public transport and risk of catching ARI 0 None
2011-01-19 Legionnaires’ disease scare in Bali: Australian tourists warned 0 5
2011-01-19 Malaria parasite caught in action on film for the first time 0 5
2011-01-19 Race and region play major role in health outcomes of people infected with HIV 0 None
2011-01-19 Transplant surgeons routinely use fewer organs from high-risk donors 0 None
2011-01-19 Collaborative study may lead to improved influenza vaccine and vaccines for other respiratory virus infections 0 None
2011-01-19 Dr. Kathleen receives NSF grant to measure how climate change will impact risk of malaria, dengue fever 0 None
2011-01-19 Dextran-coated onto iron oxide nanoparticles can detect cholera toxin: Study 0 None
2011-01-19 Researchers create biyouyanagin compound library 0 None
2011-01-19 Convalescent plasma therapy may reduce mortality rate in patients with H1N1 infection: Study 0 None
2011-01-19 Meganucleases used to prevent HSV-1 infection 0 4
2011-01-19 BSi and OMJPI enter development agreement for novel neurological and psychiatric disease therapeutics 0 None
2011-01-19 Healthy teeth and gums may reduce risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 None
2011-01-19 New project on developing countermeasures for natural and intentional exposure to disease pathogens 0 None
2011-01-19 WHO Director-General opens executive board session with calls for reform 0 None
2011-01-19 AMBR sensor measures growth and drug susceptibility of bacterial cells without use of microscope 0 None
2011-01-19 Research provides new insight into how HIV protein's structural changes may alter viral infection into healthy cells 0 None
2011-01-19 UMMS begins MBL-HCV1 Phase 2 trial to prevent hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients 0 None
2011-01-18 FDA approves Natroba for treatment of head lice infestations 0 None
2011-01-18 New York Times examines Russia's 'inadequate fight' against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-01-18 Australians urged to vaccinate babies and care givers against whooping cough 2 None
2011-01-18 iBio grants commercial, royalty-bearing license to Fiocruz/Bio-Manguinhos for new yellow fever vaccine 0 None
2011-01-18 Few opt for vaccine to prevent painful shingles, NPR reports 0 None
2011-01-18 PositiveID and RFID Solutions complete development of temperature-sensing microchip 0 None
2011-01-18 Vaccine to prevent MRSA infections after bone and joint surgery 0 5
2011-01-18 Scientists create GM chicken that does not spread bird flu to other chickens 0 None
2011-01-18 New way to halt lung inflammation 2 1.5
2011-01-18 RTS,S offers 46 percent protection against malaria for at least 15 months after vaccination, Study finds 0 None
2011-01-18 Clinical studies by expert HIV clinicians suggest that HIV-TRePS may have clinical and economic benefits 0 None
2011-01-18 Juice Plus+ reduces number of sick days, lowers expenditure on cold medicines: Study 0 3.3
2011-01-18 Opinions: U.S. HIV funding; Global fund accountability; World food supply 0 None
2011-01-18 Cincinnati Children's provides tips on how to stop the spread of flu germs 0 None
2011-01-14 New evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies that block HIV infection 0 None
2011-01-14 Health Canada requests Osiris for additional information in support of Prochymal approval 0 None
2011-01-14 Collaborative Drug Discovery receives additional grant for TB drug research 0 None
2011-01-14 Better understanding of rotational motion in living cells may help researchers study causes of deadly diseases 0 None
2011-01-14 FDA stops operations of N.Y.-based beverage company 0 None
2011-01-14 News outlets examine reaction to WHO plan to contain drug-resistant malaria 0 None
2011-01-14 Airborne prions can induce mad cow disease: Research 0 None
2011-01-14 Study reports long-term complications in childhood survivors of bacterial meningitis 1 2
2011-01-14 IDRI receives Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation multi-million dollar grant to identify new leads in TB 0 None
2011-01-14 ITM scientists to combat tapeworm infection using drugs 0 None
2011-01-14 FDA clears Nanosphere's RV+ test for detection of respiratory viruses 0 None
2011-01-14 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants $1.5million to Liverpool University for bacterial study 0 None
2011-01-13 Chicks that don’t pass on bird flu 0 None
2011-01-13 BioCryst reports positive results from peramivir Phase 3 study in influenza 0 None
2011-01-13 WHO, Roll Back Malaria partnership launch initiative to contain artemisinin-resistant malaria 0 None
2011-01-13 SDIX receives FDA method equivalency and AOAC-RI certification for Salmonella Enteritidis test system 0 None
2011-01-13 Antibiotic treatment may be sufficient to overcome River Blindness 0 None
2011-01-13 Washington Post examines theories on climate change's potential impact on disease spread 0 None
2011-01-13 New discovery has brought dream of transforming measles virus against cancer 0 None
2011-01-13 FDA's determination of equivalency validates Neogen's rapid test for Salmonella enteritidis 0 None
2011-01-13 New research paper reveals key lessons about origins of 2009 H1N1 pandemic 0 None
2011-01-12 Drug resistant malaria on the prowl 0 None
2011-01-12 Americans taking bed bug resurgence seriously 0 None
2011-01-12 Offensive protein generated by HPV handicaps defensive protein made by the human body 0 None
2011-01-12 Study highlights importance of independent evaluation of Tamiflu drug 0 1
2011-01-12 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases features Inovio’s Chikungunya DNA vaccine 0 None
2011-01-12 Scientists introduce DNA directly into cell nucleus using protein nanodisks 0 None
2011-01-12 56% of respondents have still not received flu shots 0 None
2011-01-12 Private rooms in the ICU help reduce hospital infections 0 None
2011-01-12 Common disinfectant degrades water-borne viruses 0 None
2011-01-12 Antibodies produced by people who recovered from H1N1 offer clues for universal flu vaccine 0 None
2011-01-12 Acne bacterium may also cause infections all over the body 0 4
2011-01-11 How chlamydia increases risk of ectopic pregnancy 0 None
2011-01-11 Dirty cash machines – Literally! 0 None
2011-01-11 Medical aid workers should take pre-travel precautions to prevent disease transmission 0 None
2011-01-11 OraSure to introduce QuickFlu test for detection of type A and type B influenza 0 None
2011-01-11 Less than 7% of U.S. seniors get shingles vaccination 0 None
2011-01-11 Pharmasset, Bristol-Myers Squibb collaborate for proof of concept study on chronic HCV 0 None
2011-01-11 Predator microbes may work against antibiotic resistant disease-causing bacteria: Study 0 None
2011-01-10 Floods may become a healthcare challenge, warns the AMA 0 None
2011-01-10 Potential single vaccine for permanent immunity to all influenza 0 None
2011-01-10 Researchers describe crucial initial steps taken by measles virus attachment proteins with receptors 0 None
2011-01-10 Positive preclinical results from Inovio's novel DNA vaccine targeting HIV Clade C virus 0 None
2011-01-10 U.N. announces members of independent panel to investigate source of Haiti's cholera epidemic 0 None
2011-01-10 Male circumcision helps reduce rates of HPV transmission to women, study finds 1 None
2011-01-10 Air purifier helps reduce H1N1 swine flu virus on contact 0 None
2011-01-10 FDA, EMA accept boceprevir for expedited review 0 None
2011-01-10 Lancet World Report examines health risks associated with inaccurate TB tests, WHO's upcoming recommendations 0 None
2011-01-10 Tips for surviving a bout with 'stomach flu' 0 5
2011-01-10 Positive results form INX-189 Phase 1b trial against hepatitis C virus 0 5
2011-01-09 Old flu jabs from pandemic to combat this winter’s peak 0 None
2011-01-07 Malaria drug makes cancer drug more effective 0 None
2011-01-07 MedImmune announces in-licensing agreement with Amgen for IL-1 pathway targeting novel monoclonal antibody 0 None
2011-01-07 Chimerix initiates enrollment in CMX001 clinical study for life-threatening conditions caused by dsDNA viruses 0 5
2011-01-07 Study supports two-dose vaccine regimen for protecting children from chickenpox 0 None
2011-01-07 Pharmasset reports positive data from PSI-7977 and PSI-938 HCV clinical programs 0 None
2011-01-07 Elevated rates of 'Sarcoid Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease found in WTC responders 0 None
2011-01-07 IDSA releases MRSA treatment guidelines 0 3
2011-01-07 Get examined during National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 0 None
2011-01-07 DARPA grants million dollar to IDRI to develop single dose influenza vaccine 0 None
2011-01-07 Extreme obesity a powerful risk factor for death among 2009 H1N1 patients 0 None
2011-01-07 TPRF provides clean water, sanitation, hygiene education to Haitians affected by cholera outbreak 0 None
2011-01-06 Queensland’s flooded residents warned against insect bites 0 None
2011-01-06 VEREGEN Ointment added as new therapeutic option in 2010 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines 0 4
2011-01-06 Profectus BioSciences commences GENEVAX IL-12 phase 1 study for HIV 0 None
2011-01-06 Studies show XIFAXAN 550 mg tablets demonstrate significant relief of global IBS symptoms 0 None
2011-01-06 Impact of flu vaccine opt-out is being seen as A(H1N1) returns to Europe 0 None
2011-01-06 Indian drugmaker seeks to make, sell generic version of Pfizer's HIV drug 0 None
2011-01-06 Scientists identify prognostic biomarker to treat patients with HCV 0 None
2011-01-06 Study sheds light on quantity of MRSA colonization, relationship between quantities at different sites 0 None
2011-01-06 Columbia research team identifies bacteria may play a key role in atherosclerosis 0 None
2011-01-06 Study provides new insights into how viruses establish chronic infections 0 None
2011-01-06 Bacteria adopt defence strategy to promote antibiotic resistance 0 None
2011-01-06 ODS enters license agreement with Enox Biopharma to develop novel treatment for periodontal disease 0 None
2011-01-05 New resolvin reduces levels of pro-inflammatory molecules and cells in inflammation caused by E. coli 0 None
2011-01-05 Men are more willing to receive HPV vaccine, trend may help reduce cancer deaths 0 None
2011-01-05 P. gingivalis infection accelerates inflammation and atherosclerosis in the innominate artery 0 None
2011-01-05 Insecticidal nets do not always work against diseases transmitted by insect bites 0 4
2011-01-05 Indian government rejects Abbott's patent application for second-line ARV 0 None
2011-01-05 Dongsheng obtains exclusive sales rights of Thymosin Alpha 1 Injection in China 0 None
2011-01-05 Two doses of varicella vaccine provide higher antibody levels than one 0 4
2011-01-05 Researchers develop new hand-held instrument for glaucoma screening 0 None
2011-01-05 Seattle Times looks at response to Haitian cholera outbreak on the ground 0 None
2011-01-05 Get examined during Glaucoma Awareness Month 0 None
2011-01-05 FDA lifts clinical hold on Hemispherx's Alferon LDO Phase II study for influenza prevention 0 None
2011-01-04 Anadys begins ANA598 Phase IIb study for hepatitis C 0 None
2011-01-04 Flu outbreak peak yet to come: Experts 0 None
2011-01-04 Hepatitis A scare at Long Island church 0 None
2011-01-04 Trial to eliminate deadly Dengue begins 9 5
2011-01-04 AHF to supply $1 million in free AIDS drugs to Florida's disenrolled and wait listed HIV/AIDS patients 0 None
2011-01-04 ImmuVen to develop T cell receptor proteins for treating MRSA, cancer 0 None
2011-01-04 FDA clears first automated molecular tests to diagnose and differentiate HSV infection 0 5
2011-01-04 The Scientist examines how nonprofit, for-profit pharma groups are working together to make drugs more affordable for developing countries 0 None
2011-01-04 Pandemic flu toolkit for nursing facilities 0 None
2011-01-04 New ATS guidelines for treating fungal infection in adult pulmonary and critical care patients 0 None
2011-01-03 Mothers can play a key role in convincing college-aged women to receive HPV vaccine 0 None
2011-01-03 C. difficile infection has become common among hospitalized children in the US 0 None
2011-01-03 Flu worries continue 0 None
2011-01-03 Bacteria from cat fleas: 1st Australian case 0 None
2011-01-03 FDA approves 200 mg formulation of INTELENCE for HIV-1 0 None
2011-01-03 Quantum mechanics technique against flu 0 3.8
2011-01-03 Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children linked to farm animals, previous bacterial infection 0 None
2011-01-03 New guideline provides evidence-based recommendation for children undergoing tonsillectomy 0 3
2011-01-02 Flu worries continue 0 None


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