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Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant

Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Originated In Africa

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan...

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2014-08-28 23:15:04

Based on its special composition and formulation, deconex® PROZYME ALKA efficiently removes a wide range of organic contaminants such as blood, tissue residue, mucous, and biofilms. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Potomac Labs is pleased to announce the availability of deconex® PROZYME ALKA, a mildly alkaline/enzymatic instrument cleaner. “While alkaline cleaners are used widely in the EU, the adoption of alkaline cleaners in the U.S. hasn’t been readily accepted,”...

2014-08-26 12:29:28

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire -- Clongen Laboratories, celebrating its tenth anniversary, is a leading provider of diagnostic and contract research services. The company announced new test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens most recently implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites. Since 2004, Clongen Laboratories has provided a comprehensive menu of test services. Clongen's newest test offerings will enable clinicians...

2014-08-26 08:30:16

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that SYN-004, the Company's lead anti-infective product candidate for the prevention of the devastating effects of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), will be presented at the Infectious Disease Week (IDWeek 2014(TM)) held by...

antibiotics
2014-08-19 04:00:12

Heather Amos, University of British Columbia New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published August 18 in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how...

Disrupting Microbes In Gut Early In Life Can Lead To Obesity In Adulthood
2014-08-18 03:06:38

Cell Press Certain microbes found in the gut may protect against obesity and diabetes. A study published by Cell Press August 14th in the journal Cell reveals that these microbes shape their hosts' metabolism very early in life and that disrupting them with short-term exposure to antibiotics during infancy can cause metabolic changes that appear to increase the risk of obesity in adulthood. These findings in mice are helping researchers identify which gut bacteria are crucial to metabolic...

2014-08-14 12:28:21

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recall by McCormick & Company, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale McCormick Ground Oregano due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: -- McCormick Ground Oregano,.75 oz., UPC 5210000356, with a Best By date of AUG 21 16 H or AUG 22 16 H Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause...

2014-08-13 23:08:26

Germ-Resistant Scarves Introduced as MARFS to protect against bacteria, viruses and airborne contaminants. Mantua, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 MARFS, a wearable, germ-resistant product, was introduced in the health and wellness market earlier this month by Wrall LLC. Marfs function as both a mask and a scarf. When pulled over the mouth and nose, Marfs help to improve health by eliminating airborne contaminates by filtering the air. There have been growing health concerns among travelers...

2014-08-13 16:25:13

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the investigation. OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note ------------------------------ Since our last update, four additional cases have been reported in British Columbia (1), Ontario (2) and Quebec (1) as part of this investigation. These are not recent cases; the individuals became ill in June 2014. In total, 63 cases of...

nanosheets for burn wounds
2014-08-12 03:00:58

American Chemical Society Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay. The researchers are speaking about their materials, which they’ve tested on mice, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...

2014-08-12 08:29:16

-- SYN-005 Program Targeting Pertussis Toxin to be Highlighted in Oral Presentation -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its SYN-005 for the treatment of Pertussis will be highlighted at the 54(th) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and...


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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-26 23:21:38

Streptococcus mutans is a Gram-positive cocci, Facultative anaerobic bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. J Kilian Clarke first described the microbe in 1924. The first colonizers of the tooth surface are mainly Neisseria spp. and streptococci, including S. mutans. The pioneer species changes the local environmental conditions through growth and metabolism thus allowing more fastidious organisms to further colonize after them,...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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