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2014-10-02 08:29:52

First rapid test to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic species WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, announced today that the new E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK(TM) test, which identifies the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, has received CE Mark for sale in international markets outside of the United States. The test is developed and manufactured by TECHLAB(®) Inc. Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal...

2014-08-28 23:11:23

Over 22 million students will attend college or university in the U.S. this fall. Dr. Stewart Shofner shares five important vision tips to keep student’s eyes healthy and seeing their very best. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center met with many young patients throughout the summer that recently headed off to college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 22 million students will attend college or university in the...

2014-08-18 08:28:21

Researchers, federal health officials and industry partners to explore prevention strategies SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare infection among contact lens wearers that causes severe eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and potential vision loss. The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and...

2014-04-29 23:16:00

New study shows a potentially lethal parasite found in drinking water known as the Entamoeba histolytica amoeba, which kills human cells by eating them alive in the host’s body. APEC Water Systems offer solutions on how to protect drinking water from a wide range of harmful amoebas and cysts. City of Industry, California (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 A new report published last week by NATURE Journal of Science has found a parasitic amoeba that lives in the gut and is capable of killing living...

2014-04-09 23:03:24

Parasitic Amoeba Nibbles at Living Cells, Then Loses Interest When They Die Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers studying a potentially deadly parasitic infection have discovered an unknown ways that human cells are killed, with the parasitic amoeba essentially nibbling cells to death as a piranha might attack its prey. Until now, researchers had assumed that the amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, killed and then engulfed and...

2014-03-11 23:29:16

As a new service for its users, the Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com now provides custom literature retrieval and compilation on biological, geographical and health subjects. The publishers of the site conduct such custom searches across its database containing nearly 37 million references and over 20 million summaries. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 As a response to increasing requests for literature search services, the Life, Earth & Health Sciences...

Tiny Single-celled Organisms Have Amazingly Complicated Social Lives
2013-07-30 09:06:00

Washington University in St. Louis In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them to new locations and harvests them like crops. D. discoideum enjoyed a brief spell in the media spotlight, billed as the world's smallest farmer. Now a collaboration of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University...

2013-07-02 23:03:36

Summer is right around the corner, and people are flooding to the beaches, lakes, and pools. However, there are many health concerns that come along with swimming with your contact lenses in. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 With the summer season coming up, it's important to understand and realize the very real health risks of swimming with contact lenses in. CLEcontactlenses.com has compiled some of the most common risks and alternative options. Swimming with contact lenses in can...

Slime Mold Gets Upper Hand By Cheating
2013-01-09 13:38:37

BioMed Central A 'cheater' mutation (chtB) in Dictyostelium discoideum, a free living slime mold able to co-operate as social organism when food is scarce, allows the cheater strain to exploit its social partner, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. The mutation ensures that when mixed with 'normal' Dictyostelium more than the fair share of cheaters become spores, dispersing to a new environment, and avoiding dying as stalk cells....

2012-07-26 23:01:54

Ameba TV´s kids´ video content is available on-demand and on leading streaming TV platforms, including Google TV, Roku, and LG Smart TV Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Ameba (http://www.amebatv.com), a multi-platform frontrunner in the exploding children´s streaming TV market, today announced that it has expanded its vast library of award-winning kids´ TV programming to include videos from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. USA Today and CBS recently named Lucky...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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