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2014-10-30 23:16:58

Banatrol Plus is now available in Pineapple Banana - a tasty way to fight diarrhea. By Home Delivered (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Banatrol Plus is a product from Medtrition that uses banana flakes and prebiotics to harden stool and create a healthy gut. Now available in Pineapple Banana! Prebiotics are fiber-compounds that populate the large bowel with bacteria and fungi that are good for digestive health. Prebiotics affect the body’s mineral absorption, immune system effectiveness,...

2014-10-29 16:30:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of Pfizer's Trumenba, the first vaccine in the United States to prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease in individuals ages 10 to 25. Before today, vaccines licensed in the U.S. protected against four major strains of the disease: A, C, W and Y. They did not prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease, which accounts for one-third of U.S. cases. The National Meningitis...

2014-10-28 23:14:53

As Public Health Preoccupies Americans, Foundation that Fights Deadly Infections Honored Leaders for Significant Contributions to Clostridium Difficile Treatment, Research and Patient Advocacy Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 On Friday, October 24, the Peggy Lillis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a nationwide Clostridium difficile awareness movement, hosted its 5th Annual FIGHT C. DIFF Gala at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York. The event...

2014-10-28 08:34:03

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD), FIND, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, today announced details of a collaboration to develop Xpert(®) MTB/RIF Ultra, a next-generation test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) with increased sensitivity to aid in detection of patients with smear-negative TB, which is often associated with HIV co-infection. The collaboration is also receiving additional support from the National Institute...

2014-10-28 08:26:21

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and GRINNELL, Iowa, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 21(st) the Grinnell Regional Medical Center celebrated the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center with an open house celebration. Nearly 400 people attended the day-long event with a range of activities showcasing the new facility and its state of the art equipment and programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141027/154646 Products made from CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloy touch surfaces were featured...

2014-10-27 23:11:35

In healthcare facilities around the world sinks and fixtures made with Antimicrobial Copper Nickel surfaces are becoming part of new patient safety initiatives. Franklin Park, IL (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Just Manufacturing introduced their first sinks and fixtures made with CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper Nickel Surfaces in 2012. Since that time there has been a steady expansion of their line of healthcare fixtures, scrub sinks, patient suite lavatory sinks and nurse’s hand wash...

2014-10-26 23:00:23

Antimicrobial patient and staff stations installed into Western Australian private hospital, capable of a biocidal kill rate of 99% against deadly infections and superbugs. Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 NiQ Health is pleased to announce the first installation of their CarePlus™ antimicrobial patient and staff stations into a private, Western Australian hospital. The patient and staff stations contain built-in, organic, antimicrobial protection from serious bacteria...

2014-10-22 23:08:02

M.I.T. Biotechnology Professor to Help Expand Company’s Technical Portfolio and Seek New Solutions for Treatment of Bacterial Infections and Biofilms WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Akeso Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing new solutions for the treatment of bacterial infections, microbial biofilms, and chronic wounds, announced that Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey has joined its board of directors. Dr. Sinskey is a Professor of Microbiology and Engineering Systems at The...

2014-10-21 16:22:55

GRINNELL, Iowa and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is engaged with Olin Brass in a comprehensive clinical trial to test the impact of Olin Brass' CuVerro® solid copper alloy products. CuVerro is a bactericidal touch surface that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria* within two hours of contact. As an EPA-registered copper alloy surface, the properties of CuVerro® have been proven effective 24/7--continuously killing infectious...

2014-10-20 23:05:31

Makes it easier for industrial and pharmaceutical labs to test for product safety Manassas, VA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, announces the release of ATCC® Minis to support quality control (QC) testing in pharmaceutical and industrial labs, during the PDA 9th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology in Bethesda, MD, Booth # 304. Healthcare, personal care product, and cosmetic manufacturers...


Latest Bacteria Reference Libraries

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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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