Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Disease/Infection News Stories - March 2011

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2011-03-31 Vertex announces interim results from VX-222 ongoing Phase 2 study against hepatitis C 0 None
2011-03-31 Positive top-line data from Inhibitex INX-189 Phase 1b trial against HCV 0 None
2011-03-31 South Sudan faces serious health challenges as new nation, Lancet Newsdesk reports 0 None
2011-03-31 NEJM publishes MSD's VICTRELIS two pivotal Phase III studies against HCV 0 None
2011-03-31 International experts meet to focus on impact of vaccines on global health at a time of public scepticism and complacency 0 None
2011-03-31 EPA approves Clorox DISPATCH disinfectant towels registration to fight against C. difficile 0 None
2011-03-31 Simple precautions can protect against zoonotic diseases 0 None
2011-03-31 California State Controller calls upon Abbott, BI, BMS & Genentech to reduce AIDS drug prices for ADAPs 0 None
2011-03-31 Boceprevir drug can help cure hard-to-treat hepatitis C 0 None
2011-03-31 Three-drug cocktail more effective against hepatitis C virus 0 None
2011-03-31 HIV/AIDS drugs shortage with rise in cases: An update 0 None
2011-03-30 Could HIV-infected organs save 'lives? 0 None
2011-03-30 Pharmasset commences PSI-7977 Phase 2b study against HCV 0 None
2011-03-30 Los Alamos National Lab, Biomagnetics to develop and commercialize IOBS system 0 None
2011-03-30 WHO Director-General responds to draft report on agency's handling of H1N1 pandemic 0 None
2011-03-30 Insect Shield Repellent Apparel can protect against tick bites 0 None
2011-03-30 Positive preliminary results from Presidio's PPI-461 Phase 1b trial against HCV 0 None
2011-03-30 Mary Ann Liebert to launch new 'Shingles and PHN' open access journal 0 None
2011-03-30 LSTM launches collaborative project to develop, evaluate new tools for malaria control 0 None
2011-03-29 Welsh CJD alert after two years of exposure 0 None
2011-03-29 Scientist develops new model to understand peoples' behaviors during flu outbreaks 0 None
2011-03-29 Reports of H1N1 outbreaks in Venezuela, Mexico prompt quick preventive action by health authorities 0 None
2011-03-29 SRI International, CDD receive NIAID grant to develop TB information repository 0 None
2011-03-29 FDA clears new BD ProbeTec Qx Amplified DNA Assays to detect HSV 1 and 2 0 None
2011-03-28 Chembio develops DPP assay for rapid detection of HIV and HEP B/C 0 None
2011-03-28 Financial Times examines rise in public, private sector global partnerships for aid delivery 0 None
2011-03-28 Gates discusses foundation's global health priorities in India during visit to country 0 None
2011-03-28 GCRI, Max Planck Florida Institute to host discussion on TB at German House New York 0 None
2011-03-28 U.S. TB cases reach all-time low, but eradication target missed, CDC says 0 None
2011-03-28 Scientists receive AACR Team Science Award for HPV research 0 None
2011-03-27 Mexico on swine flu alert again 0 None
2011-03-25 CDC awards Duke University $2M to study prevention of HAIs using Tru-D disinfection system 0 None
2011-03-25 HIV uses base excision repair pathway to insert DNA into host-cell genome 0 None
2011-03-25 First evidence of H5N1 transmission between domestic farms and wild birds 0 None
2011-03-25 Kenya requests emergency order of 45M condoms from PEPFAR 0 None
2011-03-25 Study finds malaria as a serious problem for patients with landmine injuries 0 None
2011-03-25 Graceway receives FDA approval for Zyclara Cream to treat genital warts 0 None
2011-03-25 FXB and Merck partner to improve systems for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Botswana 0 None
2011-03-25 Antibiotic treatment does not benefit patients with discoloured phlegm 0 None
2011-03-25 EU supports new collaborative research projects on tuberculosis 0 None
2011-03-25 Financial Times, other media outlets highlight key issues in Global TB fight 0 None
2011-03-25 SeraCare launches new HIV panel 0 None
2011-03-25 Researchers find high rates of multi-drug resistant pathogen among LA population 0 None
2011-03-25 Opinions: Using taxes to reduce poverty; fighting TB; meeting global food demands 0 None
2011-03-25 Study finds significant increase in MRSA infections during summer, autumn months 0 None
2011-03-25 Merck & Co receives FDA approval for Zostavax vaccine to treat shingles 0 None
2011-03-24 Mosquitoes carry risk of Murray Valley encephalitis warn Victorian health authorities 0 None
2011-03-24 Immune system misinterprets threats and attacks body's own cells and tissue 0 None
2011-03-24 WHO report urges countries to step up fight against drug-resistant TB 0 None
2011-03-24 Department of Health acting Secretary stresses need to raise TB awareness 0 None
2011-03-24 Physicians launch international advocacy campaign on TB 0 None
2011-03-24 ISEFC, TB Alliance to establish Global Health R&D Center of China 0 None
2011-03-24 SAVE THE PATIENT offers hygiene tips to prevent hospital-acquired infection 0 None
2011-03-24 Gilead's elvitegravir Phase III trial against HIV-1 meets primary objective 0 None
2011-03-24 Tick-borne disease identified as emerging threat 0 None
2011-03-23 Drug resistance tuberculosis concerns 0 None
2011-03-23 Researchers create nanosurfaces to seal leg prosthetics against bacteria entry 0 4
2011-03-23 Japanese, International officials continue to monitor radiation levels 0 None
2011-03-23 Opinions: Counterfeit medicines; oral rehydration therapy in Bangladesh; increasing access to safe drinking water; attracting R&D for health issues in Latin America 0 None
2011-03-23 Strong 'innate immunity' effective in chikungunya patients 0 2
2011-03-22 Researchers launch free online Atlas of TB vaccination policies around the world 0 None
2011-03-22 CSL Behring presents Hizentra study data against PI at AAAAI meeting 0 None
2011-03-22 VirWall launches new UV sanitizer to eliminate bacteria, virus from communication devices 0 None
2011-03-22 Watson introduces Famciclovir tablets to treat cold sores, genital herpes 0 None
2011-03-21 Abbott receives CE-Mark for new qualitative PCR-based HIV-1 test 0 None
2011-03-21 FDA clears Insmed IND for ARIKACE Phase 3 clinical trial in nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infections 0 None
2011-03-21 NanoViricides reports improved efficacy with optimized FluCide nanoviricide drug candidates for influenza 0 None
2011-03-21 Medicago launches clinical development of seasonal flu vaccine 0 None
2011-03-19 APHA issues statement recommending improved safety for workers in adult film industry 0 None
2011-03-19 Symposium discusses about novel approaches to bacterial caries management 0 None
2011-03-19 Reports highlight global state of TB epidemic, concerns over drug-resistant TB 0 None
2011-03-19 Government of Canada commits to contribute towards global effort to combat malaria 0 None
2011-03-19 African delegates call on countries to do more to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV 0 None
2011-03-19 Research roundup: Successful medical homes; shortage of HIV doctors; boosting use of $4 generic drugs 0 None
2011-03-19 Study explores impact of electronic record systems on quality of care in developing countries 0 None
2011-03-19 CDC to award $2M grant to continue CARPE program in preventing healthcare-associated infections 0 None
2011-03-19 BUSM professors highlight increased risks of naturally occurring infections 0 None
2011-03-19 Researchers identify protein that triggers immune response in TB-infected people 0 None
2011-03-18 Commentary on the global challenges of emerging viral infections 0 None
2011-03-18 Richmont obtains PURE's IV-7 Germ Defense disinfectant registration in South Africa 0 None
2011-03-18 Rubini black elderberry extract can inhibit flu and respiratory tract infections 0 None
2011-03-18 Longer looks: Health policy picks that will fascinate, captivate 0 None
2011-03-18 Opinions: TB funding; BBC World Service funding; direct cash transfer programs 0 None
2011-03-18 Anacor Pharma, MMV enter agreement to develop AN3661 for malaria treatment 0 None
2011-03-18 What about medical mistakes? 0 None
2011-03-18 Study sheds light on how vitamin A contributes to immune responses in gastrointestinal tract 0 None
2011-03-17 Nationwide observance raises awareness about HIV/AIDS spread in women 0 None
2011-03-17 Harvard, UCI receive $2 million CDC grant to help reduce hospital-borne MRSA infections 0 None
2011-03-17 Global Fund taps former HHS Sec., former President of Botswana to lead external investigation of its financial controls 0 None
2011-03-17 UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO release policy brief advising countries on using TRIPS flexibilities to drive down HIV treatment costs 0 None
2011-03-17 Expert discusses certain measures that can help prevent HAI spread 0 None
2011-03-17 Bacteria more likely to adopt 'loner' genes 0 None
2011-03-17 Fresh insight into parasite's reproductive strategy can prevent malaria spread 0 None
2011-03-17 Research highlights new parameters for HIV study 0 None
2011-03-17 Scientists to develop new universal vaccine against various flu viruses 0 3
2011-03-17 Experts to discuss work directions for fight against TB at ITM conference in Antwerp 0 None
2011-03-16 TB risk in infants exposed to infected health worker 0 None
2011-03-16 EU parliament approves resolution calling for countries to revise pandemic response 0 None
2011-03-16 Research: Underweight HCV-infected patients tend to be older at HCC onset 0 None
2011-03-16 First ever light-activated, non-surgical treatment for HPV and pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix 0 5
2011-03-16 Biomagnetics Diagnostics initiates miniaturization process for optical biosensor platform 0 None
2011-03-16 Elite controllers' T cells resist HIV-1 infection by selective upregulation of protein p21 0 None
2011-03-16 $10 million in CDC grants awarded to combat hospital-acquired infections 0 None
2011-03-16 Experimental vaccine against human norovirus generates strong, safe immune response in mice 0 None
2011-03-16 Optimer receives U.S. patent for fidaxomicin to treat CDI 0 None
2011-03-16 Artesunate more effective against severe malaria 0 2
2011-03-16 FDA clears Intralytix phage-based EcoShield food safety product 0 None
2011-03-16 ALMA receives ExxonMobil $250,000 grant to combat malaria 0 None
2011-03-16 iTherX commences ITX-5061 Phase 1b study in patients with HCV 0 None
2011-03-15 XTIO2 presents XTI 360 ANTI-GERM SYSTEM to 83rd Academy Award-nominees 0 None
2011-03-15 Additional research needed for oral PrEP to treat HIV 0 None
2011-03-15 Researchers find insufficient cleaning can lead to microbe spread on orthodontic retainers 0 None
2011-03-15 ACP receives BMY grant for HIV workforce capacity building initiative 0 None
2011-03-15 New findings help explain why toxoplasmosis causes serious disease 0 None
2011-03-15 Elevated p21 expression may block key steps in viral life cycle 0 None
2011-03-15 Hospital VIHrtual is a safe and effective tool for HIV patients 0 None
2011-03-15 Innovative strategies to reduce infections in health-care settings 0 None
2011-03-15 Global chronic disease burdens are increasing rapidly: Research 0 None
2011-03-15 Research: Used instrument can pose dangerous health risk in children 0 None
2011-03-15 WFP announces plan to boost food aid, U.N. calls for international aid amid escalating crisis in Cote d'Ivoire 0 None
2011-03-15 Study provides insight into why older adults are so vulnerable to pneumonia 0 None
2011-03-15 Five medical centers receive CDC grant to help reduce healthcare-associated infections 0 None
2011-03-15 Scientists show how E. coli strain causes infection in individuals 0 None
2011-03-15 New findings may open doors for vaccine development against HIV, tuberculosis 0 None
2011-03-14 Study provides insight into aging immune system 0 None
2011-03-14 ChronTech initiates ChronVac-C DNA vaccine Phase IIb study against HCV 0 None
2011-03-14 External panel issues draft report saying WHO response to H1N1 lacked cohesion, clarity 0 None
2011-03-14 New international research project to identify antibiotics against tuberculosis 0 None
2011-03-14 Swine flu pandemic declaration by WHO being investigated by experts 0 None
2011-03-12 Flu pandemics may return & mutating strains: Studies 0 None
2011-03-11 Food for healthy teeth and gums 0 3
2011-03-11 NIH awards InDevR $3 million Phase II SBIR grant for influenza-related research 0 None
2011-03-11 Discovery: VPS4A enzyme plays a key role in release of HIV particles 0 None
2011-03-11 CHF signs agreement with Global Fund to implement HIV/AIDS program in Colombia 0 None
2011-03-11 Canadian House of Commons passes bill that could ease access to generic drugs in developing countries 0 None
2011-03-11 Researchers concerned about use of mercury-based compound in inactivated flu vaccines 0 None
2011-03-11 Researchers uncover new disease mechanism in patients with CGD 0 5
2011-03-11 HIV-infected patients may face increased risk of bone fracture 0 None
2011-03-10 Positive preliminary results from Sinovac EV71 vaccine phase I trial in adults 0 None
2011-03-10 FDA approves Matrix NDA for Zidovudine Tablets 0 None
2011-03-10 House Foreign Affairs Committee hears testimony on security, human rights, health in Democratic Republic of Congo 0 None
2011-03-10 New research identifies major surgeries that face risk of developing postoperative sepsis 0 None
2011-03-10 PQC: Americans express rising concern about hospital acquired infections 1 None
2011-03-10 AHF unveils new national advertising campaign about AIDS drugs 0 None
2011-03-10 Swine flu virus may evolve into a deadlier form 0 None
2011-03-10 Opinions: Investing in science, technology; Indian public-private partnership for NTDs; U.S. global food security investments; Clinton's statements on PEPFAR; U.S. foreign aid; primary care 0 None
2011-03-10 Salmonella may serve as valuable tool to fight against cancer 0 None
2011-03-10 Illicit drug users may face increased risk of microbial infections 0 None
2011-03-09 Vertex to present telaprevir and VX-222 study results against hepatitis C at EASL annual meeting 0 None
2011-03-09 Research shows how tubercle bacterium manages to survive inside body's macrophage cells 0 None
2011-03-09 Merck to present VICTRELIS phase III study data against HCV at EASL annual meeting 0 3
2011-03-09 Also in global health news: Rights abuses in Myanmar; Indian malnutrition; Mali Global Fund grant; shift in USAID's programs in Afghanistan; Gates Foundation grant for vaccines 0 None
2011-03-09 Survey: Most HIV-positive patients die of cancer 0 None
2011-03-09 ITMNs can reduce Japanese Encephalitis transmission to humans 0 None
2011-03-09 Chemotherapy drugs also kill malaria parasite 0 None
2011-03-09 Study: HBV infection reduces risk of liver metastasis in CRC patients 0 None
2011-03-08 Study finds AFFIRM assay may accurately detect Trichamonos vaginalis 0 None
2011-03-08 New insight into malaria 0 None
2011-03-08 New discovery in childhood respiratory disease 0 None
2011-03-08 BMY to present new Phase II data on investigational hepatitis C compounds at ILC 0 None
2011-03-08 Mississippi researchers work on drug discovey for poison ivy skin rash 0 None
2011-03-08 Anacor and iOWH establish research agreement to identify new drugs for shigellosis 0 None
2011-03-08 Institute for Genome Sciences plays key role in investigation of anthrax attacks 0 None
2011-03-08 New clinical trial to assess antiretroviral treatment in HIV-infected individuals based on CD4 counts 0 1
2011-03-08 UTHealth study: Children with H. pylori infection have lower levels of iron 0 None
2011-03-08 Scientists sequence Clostridium botulinum genome that produces neurotoxin 0 None
2011-03-08 Excelsior medical's SwabFlush receives FDA 510(k) clearance 0 None
2011-03-07 NanoLogix announces MRSA testing preliminary results, new Science Advisory Board members at UTHSC 0 5
2011-03-06 Food safety lawyer calls on DeFranco & Sons to pay medical bills for hazelnuts victims 0 None
2011-03-06 New research: Rectal specific microbicides can protect against HIV 0 None
2011-03-05 Rotary International, Itzhak Perlman join Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present Concert to End Polio 1 None
2011-03-05 iPrEx update, bone mineral density study highlighted at day three of 18th CROI 0 None
2011-03-05 U.N. panel recommends reparations fund for victims of sexual violence in DRC 0 None
2011-03-05 HIV prevention, treatment highlighted at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 0 None
2011-03-05 American Express, TakePart announce final round of Members Project winners 0 None
2011-03-05 Grifols receives FDA approval for Alphanate to treat vCJD 0 None
2011-03-05 Recent releases in Global Health 0 None
2011-03-05 Gates Foundation makes $10M PRI in Liquidia to support development of vaccines, therapeutics 0 None
2011-03-05 IMMY, University of Nevada, Reno collaborate to make new blood test for Cryptococcosis 0 None
2011-03-04 Sangamo's preclinical ZFN-gene modification studies for HIV/AIDS treatment presented at CROI 0 None
2011-03-04 New study suggests HIV-positive people aren't paranoid 0 None
2011-03-04 Study: Vaccinated children and adolescents are less prone to infectious diseases 0 None
2011-03-04 Pediatrician unveils latest findings of IMPAACT HIV/AIDS study during 2011 CROI 0 None
2011-03-04 Scientist develops cryo-electron microscopy to clarify salmonellae structure 0 1
2011-03-04 New discovery holds promise for TB treatment 0 None
2011-03-04 Nevirapine reduces HIV transmission risk from mother to breastfeeding infants by 75% 0 None
2011-03-04 Researchers investigate why immune system is blunted after spinal cord injury 0 3
2011-03-04 Protesters call on Indian government to reject free trade agreement with EU 0 None
2011-03-04 AHF receives American Express fund to fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-03-04 Ekomed to collaborate with Immune Network and Immunitor for further research of Immunoxel/Dzherelo 0 None
2011-03-04 ATS releases new report detailing emerging trends in HIV-linked pulmonary disease management 0 None
2011-03-03 Community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission 0 None
2011-03-03 Low vaccination rates across Australia 0 None
2011-03-03 'Implementation science' approach to play a critical role in next phase of PEPFAR program 0 None
2011-03-03 Positive outcomes from Argos AGS-004 Phase 2a trial in patients with HIV 0 None
2011-03-03 Study reveals expansion of NK cells after acute infection 0 None
2011-03-03 Lancet Infectious Diseases examines how resource gaps are creating barriers to reduce child mortality 0 None
2011-03-03 New Sanitized MedX 200s active ingredient series to reduce risk of HAI 0 None
2011-03-03 Vertex announces positive interim results from telaprevir Phase 2 study in patients with HCV, HIV 0 None
2011-03-03 Adherence counseling during HIV treatment greatly improves patient outcomes 0 None
2011-03-03 Vical receives EMA Scientific Advice for Phase 3 trial of TransVax therapeutic CMV vaccine 0 None
2011-03-03 Study demonstrates neuronal loss during initial stages of HIV infection in mouse model 0 None
2011-03-03 Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for PD experience no greater risk of catheter infection 0 3
2011-03-03 Genetic variants determine severity of HCV-related graft disease and antiviral treatment response 0 None
2011-03-03 Seven-year study finds Group B strep as main cause of newborn bacterial meningitis 0 None
2011-03-03 CDC report shows 58% decline in bloodstream infections in U.S. hospital ICUs 0 None
2011-03-02 Study: Fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed 0 3.5
2011-03-02 IAVI, THSTI collaborate to establish HIV Vaccine Design Program in India 0 None
2011-03-02 Calypte Biomedical completes new Aware HIV-1/2 oral fluid rapid test internal studies 0 None
2011-03-02 FDA clears Meridian's illumigene C. difficile molecular amplification test 0 None
2011-03-02 Novabay commences NVC-422 catheter Phase 2 trial to treat UCBE 0 None
2011-03-02 Virostatics' VS411 Phase 2a trial results against HIV presented at 18th CROI 0 None
2011-03-02 New report finds 58% drop in CLABSIs in hospital intensive care units 0 None
2011-03-02 Inter Press Service explores how Kenya's Anti-Counterfeit Act, possible EU-India free trade agreement could scale back access to affordable medications 0 None
2011-03-02 Accelr8 to present new BACcel test study results against hVISA in Europe 0 None
2011-03-02 Court case question: Who holds the patent — drug company or research institution 0 None
2011-03-02 Baxter announces European rMRP approval of PREFLUCEL seasonal influenza vaccine 0 None
2011-03-02 Scientists at retrovirus conference present findings on microbicide gel, Truvada, male circumcision, ART care by nurses 0 None
2011-03-02 New insight into HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-03-02 Vaccine-induced cellular immune responses against HIV-1 infection exert selective pressure on the virus 0 None
2011-03-02 EPO to grant patent for Apricus MycoVa product to treat nail fungus 0 3
2011-03-02 Existing plans for drug use during flu pandemic can reduce wastewater treatment efficiency 0 5
2011-03-02 OneWorld Health receives FDA clearance for iOWH032 phase 1 trials to treat secretory diarrhea 0 None
2011-03-01 HIV women take photos to document their lives 0 None
2011-03-01 VaxInnate receives $196 million BARDA contract to develop novel flu vaccines 0 None
2011-03-01 European Commission approves BMY's BARACLUDE(r) to treat CHB in adult patients with liver disease 0 None
2011-03-01 World’s largest gay media co. partners on cross-cutting HIV/AIDS campaign 0 None
2011-03-01 ADC announces RNAscope technology clinical study results for HPV-associated head and neck cancers 0 None
2011-03-01 Tenofovir gel more effective than oral tablet for HIV treatment: Study 0 None
2011-03-01 Star-Ledger examines Tibotec's agreement with generic drug makers on experimental HIV/AIDS treatment 0 None
2011-03-01 Anti-AIDS gel shows promise 0 None
2011-03-01 Scientists to launch international working group to tackle HIV 0 None
2011-03-01 Meda launches Medivir's cold sore treatment Xerese in the U.S. 0 None
2011-03-01 Positive preliminary data from SB-728-902 Phase 1 trial against HIV/AIDS presented at 18th CROI 0 None
2011-03-01 Novavax announces agreement to license VLP vaccine technology to LGLS 0 None
2011-03-01 Cancer drug may help combat flu 0 None
2011-03-01 Social networking websites can increase risky sexual behaviors in homeless youth: New study 0 None


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