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2014-05-15 08:33:57

- Test Quickly Determines Colonization Risk of Multi-drug Resistant Microbes with Greater Accuracy than Currently Available Options - GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpGen, Inc., a Gaithersburg based molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has launched a new molecular-based test that can quickly and reliably identify patients at risk for harboring serious disease-causing microbes that can resist even the strongest antibiotics. The Acuitas(TM) MDRO Gene...

2014-05-14 23:03:40

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" to its database. Browse Full Report:- http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/mrsa-drugs-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused due to Staphylococcus aureus bacterium that infect different parts of the body. These...

2014-05-13 23:07:25

PDI, trusted leader in Infection Prevention solutions, announced the launch of its new Sani-Cloth® Pail and Refill format for Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes. The new pail and refill packaging is specifically designed to address the needs of Environmental Services Professionals (EVS) and contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Orangeburg, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 PDI, trusted leader in Infection Prevention solutions,...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

2014-05-13 11:31:45

Emory Health Sciences Carbohydrate-binding proteins fill in gaps in immune defenses Our bodies produce a family of proteins that recognize and kill bacteria whose carbohydrate coatings resemble those of our own cells too closely, scientists have discovered. Called galectins, these proteins recognize carbohydrates from a broad range of disease-causing bacteria, and could potentially be deployed as antibiotics to treat certain infections. The results are scheduled for publication in...

2014-05-12 17:04:02

University of Nottingham The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Materials, could offer an easier way of detecting pathogenic bacteria outside of a clinical setting and could be particularly important for the developing world, where access to more sophisticated laboratory techniques is often limited. The research was led by Professor Cameron Alexander, Head of the Division of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering and EPSRC Leadership Fellow in the University's School of...

2014-05-12 08:32:05

Olympic Medalist swimmer and mother, Dara Torres, and the National Association of School Nurses launch multi-city health initiative as part of Voices of Meningitis(TM) SILVER SPRING, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious disease that can potentially take a life in 24 hours,(1) a national survey revealed that more than two in three mothers have little to no knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

2014-05-07 12:30:27

SPARKS, Md., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today the availability of the FDA-cleared BD MAX(TM) Enteric Bacterial Panel for use on the BD MAX System. The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel is a qualitative IVD test detecting DNA from Campylobacter spp. (jejuni and coli), Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. / Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) as well as stx 1 and stx 2...

2014-05-07 11:09:15

Prioritized strategies to reduce prevalence of C. difficile in healthcare settings With rates of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) now rivaling drug-resistant Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as the most common bacteria to cause healthcare-associated infections, new expert guidance encourages healthcare institutions to implement and prioritize prevention efforts for this infectious diarrhea. The guidelines are published in the June issue of Infection Control and...

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.