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Latest American Society for Microbiology in San Diego Stories

2010-05-26 11:54:40

A defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and a number of other diseases.

2010-05-26 11:52:39

A Montreal study finds heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

2010-05-26 11:49:04

Recent findings suggest that bacteria residing in the human intestinal tract may be associated with an individual's risk of developing colon cancer.

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2010-05-26 06:20:00

US researchers claim to have identified a potential disease responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honeybees, which is responsible for wiping out many beekeepers’ entire colonies over the past few years.

2010-05-25 11:03:09

The disease-causing bacterium E. coli O157:H7 is present but rare in some wildlife species of California’s agriculturally rich Central Coast region, an area often referred to as the nation’s “salad bowl,” reports a team or researchers led by a UC Davis scientist.

2010-05-25 07:48:35

Researchers from Italy have found a statistically significant association between enteroviral infection and diagnosis of type-1 diabetes in children.

2010-05-25 07:45:00

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts have developed an animal model that shows how an early childhood lung infection can cause asthma later in life.

2010-05-24 13:49:10

Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment, already believed to have antidepressant qualities, could increase learning behavior according to research presented today at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.