Venezuela confirms 35 cases of cholera

With 35 cases of cholera confirmed in Venezuela, neighboring countries have increased hygiene and sanitation measures at their ports and airports while others have increased their border vigilance. Read More »

Clues found in fight against Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria

A group of British scientists believe they have found genetic clues to the fight between Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria and the antibiotics and vaccines that are devised to stop the disease. Read More »

Pfenex receives contract for new malaria vaccine

Pfenex, a San Diego-based company that specializes in the creation of proteins for the pharmaceutical industry, recently received a $3.1 million contract from the Science Applications International Corporation to develop a new malaria vaccine. Read More »

MRSA screening can reduce costs for hospitals

New research suggests screening patients in intensive care units for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can produce cost savings for an entire hospital. Read More »