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Society for General Microbiology Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use...

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2014-04-18 12:38:12

A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. Led by U. of I. chemistry professor Eric Oldfield, the team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug can be tweaked to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria –...

2014-04-16 23:06:57

Officials at Clearstream, LLC, who previously spoke out about MRSA’s prevalence in athletic facilities, are now warning of the infection’s spread to communities. In order to prevent what is now a growing public health threat, Clearstream is advancing the first antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of harmful poisons. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Historically, MRSA infections were relegated to sick patients in hospitals and...

2014-04-16 11:15:44

Food-poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are normally associated with tainted meat products. However, between 20-30% of these are caused by people eating contaminated vegetables, as was seen in the 2011 outbreak in Europe that caused 53 deaths. Research presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Meeting in Liverpool shows that the disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor...

2014-04-15 23:06:22

Yeast-Based Florastor Balances Beneficial Flora - Top Five Tips San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A lot of factors go into a good run — the weather, proper attire, and personal safety, just to name to few. One of the last things runners want to worry about is their gut. In fact, 81 percent of distance runners experience some type of intestinal disturbance while exercising.1 They want to feel "nothing" — no intestinal upset — exactly the idea behind yeast-based,...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-04-15 08:22:38

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international pineapple brand was having problems with fungus in its product exportation cycle, which in some cases took more than two weeks to reach some markets. Typical shipments were being exported in thirty to forty, 40 ft. containers per week, with each container having a capacity of 41,000 pounds of pineapple. The producer, due to fungal issues, was losing four to six containers per month at a cost of $120,000 per month....

Kitchens A Source Of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
2014-04-09 05:02:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From professional chef to housewife, every cook knows that handling raw poultry leaves your hands, tools and surfaces covered in drug-resistant bacteria such as E. coli. These bacteria produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), which are enzymes that make the bacteria resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. A new study from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, examined household and hospital kitchens to...

2014-04-08 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc. today announced it has closed a $12 million financing led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) with participation from existing investors SLS Ventures AB and LD Pensions. The Series B-1 financing will be used to fund the expansion of AdvanDx's molecular diagnostic product offerings, as well as its sales and marketing presence in the U.S. and internationally. "We continue to see increased...

2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands. A team led by Dr Peter Fineran of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are studying the genetic basis of adaptive immunity in bacteria that cause potato 'soft rot' and in E. coli bacteria. Through their recent collaboration they have found that these bacterial...

2014-04-08 08:30:41

Vestagen educational campaign advocates for healthcare workers to "Keep the Coat" as an important first line of defense against contaminants ORLANDO, Fla., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To draw attention to the role healthcare worker attire can play in transmitting pathogens, Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today launched a "Keep the Coat" awareness campaign. The effort intends to bring understanding that, with new technological advancements, what care providers wear can actually...


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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