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New Virus From Africa Kills Anthrax Agent
2014-01-28 08:57:55

Andy Fell - University of California - Davis From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up new ways to detect, treat or decontaminate the anthrax bacillus and its relatives that cause food poisoning. The work is published Jan. 27 in the journal PLOS One. The virus was...

2013-02-20 23:04:48

In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Biolog, Inc. reported on the use of Phenotype MicroArray technology as a general method that enables the determination of environmental signals that can activate or repress production of toxins by pathogenic microorganisms. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Regulation of Microbial Toxin Production: A Novel Application of Biolog´s Phenotype MicroArray Technology In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE,...

2012-07-25 23:00:10

Symposium to feature Food Industry leaders´ discussion: “Increasing the Efficiency of Producing, Monitoring and Distributing Foods - How Your Microbiology Testing Program Can Help.” Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, will announce the “Microbiology Pathway: From Sample to Decision,” a new efficiency-focused process to expedite the detection of foodborne bacterial contamination at the 2012...

2012-06-12 11:52:57

A small cluster of unusual illnesses at a Colorado children´s hospital prompted an investigation that swiftly identified  alcohol prep pads contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria, according to a report in the July issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The investigation ultimately led to an international recall of the contaminated products. “At Children´s Hospital Colorado, three...

2011-04-27 13:54:06

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by saline-surfactant extraction and vortexing" is the most efficient solution to an important biological game of "Clue" deduced by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As reported in a recent paper*, the NIST team studied different methods for collecting, extracting and quantifying microbial spores from indoor surfaces to...

2011-02-14 07:06:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit filed in Federal court claims that a contaminated alcohol prep pad manufactured by Triad Group, Inc. caused the sudden death of a two year old boy. The lawsuit claims Bacillus cereus bacteria from a contaminated alcohol prep pad caused a deadly meningitis infection. "This little boy had undergone a relatively simple procedure for a benign cyst," says attorney Jim Perdue, Jr. in the lawsuit. "He was recovering well until he contracted a...

2010-11-10 17:23:37

Western New England College research presented at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water. Current techniques for analyzing water in the field can take as long as 24 hours to complete, according to Bart Lipkens of Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts and his colleagues at Physical Sciences in Andover, Ma. They are working on an alternative technology...

2007-01-22 21:30:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla. "” Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers; they may also help protect your family. University of Florida engineering researchers have found that microwaving kitchen sponges and plastic scrubbers "” known to be common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses "“ sterilizes them rapidly and effectively. That means that the estimated 90-plus percent of Americans with microwaves in their kitchens have a...

Latest Bacillus cereus Reference Libraries

2011-04-14 15:02:33

Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...

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