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2014-04-29 23:12:05

Ganeden Biotech issued patent covers all Bacillus coagulans including GanedenBC30. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Ganeden Biotech, a recognized world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of probiotics, today announced the issuance of a United States patent that covers the use of all Bacillus coagulans in all coffee, tea and cereal. The issuance of patent #US 8,697,055 B2 protects the use of all Bacillus coagulans probiotic strains including GanedenBC30 in coffee, tea and...

2014-04-29 20:27:04

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment)http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/market_hospital_acquired_infection_control_sterilization_disinfection_testing_treatment.html Given the cost of hospital-acquired and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), demand has increased for solutions that can help the...

Nanosponge Disguise Fights Superbug Infections
2014-04-28 03:12:11

[ Watch The Video: Nanosponge Decoy Fights Superbug Infections ] National Science Foundation A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and his team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have created a nanosponge to...

2014-04-25 23:05:08

PSCPets IntelliFlora™ reaches the top of national market in demand for probiotic supplements. (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 PSCPets IntelliFlora™, a probiotic nutritional supplement for dogs and cats is a stabilized source of direct fed microbial supplement containing a proprietary blend of four different strains of Lactic acid bacteria – is now available at Amazon.com. IntelliFlora™ formulated by a veterinarian, helps maintain the microbial balance within the GI tract keeping up a...

Work On Microbial Signaling Offers A Window Into Better Biofuels, Human Health
2014-04-25 03:28:23

Tom Rickey, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix. The study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can exploit to protect plants. The team showed that the humble and oft-studied plant Arabidopsis puts out a molecular signal that invites an...

2014-04-25 09:18:08

Mass. General study identifies more acceptable way to administer treatment for dangerous recurrent infection A pilot study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to greater availability and acceptability of an unusual treatment for a serious medical problem – use of fecal material from healthy donors to treat recurrent diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria. In their paper being published online in the journal Clinical Infectious...

2014-04-25 08:24:28

DUBLIN, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9r9mx8/enteric_disease) has announced the addition of the "Enteric Disease Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9r9mx8/enteric_disease ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Enteric diseases are...

2014-04-24 12:50:08

Big brains do not explain why only humans use sophisticated language, according to researchers who have discovered that even a species of pond life communicates by similar methods. Dr Thom Scott-Phillips of Durham University's Department of Anthropology, led research into Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacteria common in water and soil, which showed that they communicated in a way that was previously thought to be unique to humans and perhaps some other primates. The bacteria used...

2014-04-24 12:28:43

-- Global release of photo e-book on World Meningitis Day in Toronto -- World-wide campaign raises awareness of meningococcal disease TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark World Meningitis Day, world-renowned photographer and children's advocate Anne Geddes today released her latest photo book - Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease in Toronto. Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease is a collection of inspirational images of 15...

2014-04-24 08:29:16

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned photographer and global advocate for children, Anne Geddes, announces the release of her new book, Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease, in honor of the 6th annual World Meningitis Day. The book celebrates young, resilient survivors of meningococcal disease--a sudden, aggressive and life-threatening disease--through thought-provoking and moving photographs captured by Ms. Geddes. The full collection of...


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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