Monday, July 26, 2004 - Shrimp shells help save soldiers' lives: "Shrimp shells help save soldiers' lives
Pentagon pays millions for new, better bandages made from a carb found in seafood
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

FORT SAM HOUSTON -- 'Do not eat,' the package clearly states, even though the contents are usually found in seafood."

Monday, July 19, 2004

Screening Approach Eradicates MRSA in UK Orthopedic Ward: "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jul 16 - An infection control strategy referred to as 'ring fencing' has been effective in eradicating MRSA and reducing postoperative infections in an orthopedic ward, according to UK researchers. Moreover, the team believes that its applicability could extend to any elective surgery ward."

Saturday, July 17, 2004

MRSA Strains Spreading Outside US Hospitals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Jul 14 - Community strains of MRSA are affecting athletes, prisoners and small children in growing numbers across the United States, infectious disease experts said on Wednesday.

Monday, July 12, 2004

University of Chicago Hospitals: University of Chicago scientists pinpoint cellular cause of SIDS: "University of Chicago researchers may have found a crucial clue to understanding and ultimately eliminating sudden infant death syndrome, the leading cause of post-neonatal mortality in the United States. Approximately 3,000 infants die each year from the disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Friday, July 09, 2004

Center for the Study of Autism
Asperger's syndrome was first described by a German doctor, Hans Asperger, in 1944 (one year after Leo Kanner's first paper on autism). In his paper, Dr. Asperger discussed individuals who exhibited many idiosyncratic, odd-like behaviors (see description below).