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Bacterial Blood Infections In Texas Hospitals Linked To Drug Compounder
2013-08-12 07:26:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just two days after a Texas compounding facility issued a voluntary recall on all lots of sterile medications, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stepped up its investigation and called for all healthcare providers and patients nationwide to return any sterile products manufactured by the firm: Cedar Park-based Specialty Compounding, LLC – a subsidiary of Peoples Pharmacy Inc. The recall was issued due to more than a...

2009-09-07 08:11:07

Novel bacterial strains capable of neutralizing toxins produced by blue-green algae have been identified by researchers at Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen. Aakash Welgama presented the group's findings during the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Blooms of blue green algae (cyanobacteria) are found in both fresh and salt water throughout the world. They produce toxins called microcystins which are released into the water and are easily...

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2008-02-26 11:00:00

Holds promise for treating stomach ulcersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) biologists have provoked soil-dwelling bacteria into producing a new type of antibiotic by pitting them against another strain of bacteria in a battle for survival.The antibiotic holds promise for treatment of Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers in humans. Also, figuring out the still murky explanation for how the new antibiotic was produced could help scientists develop strategies for finding...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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