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2014-06-02 20:22:20

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of salmonellosis related to snakes and rodents used to feed reptiles, such as mice, also known as feeder rodents. The risk to Canadians is low, but anyone who is around snakes and their food could be at risk if they don't take proper precautions to protect their health. The Agency will update Canadians...

2014-06-02 04:20:57

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing truly novel anti-infectives, announces today that Dr Stephanie Dancer, an internationally renowned medical microbiologist, has joined its scientific advisory board (SAB). She will help oversee the development of MGB Biopharma's lead antibiotic candidate, MGB-BP-3. An oral formulation of MGB-BP-3 is ready to enter Phase I development for Clostridium difficile, and an iv...

2014-05-31 16:20:20

OTTAWA, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate nine Canadian cases of Salmonella infection linked to the consumption of dried sprouted chia seed powder. Sprouted chia seed powder is made from ground, dried chia seeds. As a part of this investigation, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food...

2014-05-29 23:13:06

ReNew Life Formulas, a leader in natural digestive care, has been awarded top honors as Best in Women’s Health for its Ultimate Flora™ Women’s Complete 90 Billion probiotic, and recognized as finalists are ReNew Life’s popular FiberSMART for Best Digestive Health and Total DIET Success™ for Best Weight Loss category. Delicious Living magazine’s annual supplement awards highlight standout products and ingredients for safety, purity and efficacy. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 29,...

2014-05-29 23:10:00

Review Paper Outlines Alternative Methods to Traditional Probiotic Enumeration Techniques Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The International Probiotics Association supported a grant for the article “Enumeration of probiotic strains: Review of culture-dependent and alternative techniques to quantify viable bacteria,” which has just been published in the issue of Journal of Microbiological Methods and available as Open Access. The work was performed by Dr. Catherine Davis,...

2014-05-28 12:42:51

University of Gothenburg A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. A new international study led by the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that this bacterium is primarily a risk for people who are already sick and who are receiving immunosuppressive drugs. The Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis bacterium, known in the medical world by its short name Neoehrlichia, was discovered and...

2014-05-28 12:23:42

As the dangers of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, in addition to others, become more prevalent due to the overzealous use of antibiotics on livestock farms, Clearstream says that antimicrobial technologies and advanced long-term application protocols are part of the solution in containing the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants and protecting the public's health. HARRISBURG, N.C., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Studies have shown that farmworkers, as well as those...

2014-05-28 08:54:11

ETH Zurich Researchers at ETH Zurich have isolated a protein from a fungus of the spruce which combats nematodes. The scientists hope that toxins of this kind will become the basis for the vaccination of livestock or domestic animals against zooparasitic nematodes. Most terrestrial plants enter into biocoenosis with fungi. Both sides benefit: the fungus, which surrounds the small roots of the host plant with a thick felt, supplies the plant with trace elements and water. The plant, in...

2014-05-27 11:46:17

University of Bristol An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Münster and the Lithuanian Institute of Biotechnology have observed the process by which a class of enzymes called CRISPR – pronounced 'crisper' – bind and alter the structure of DNA. The results, published in the Proceedings of the National...

ditch the soap and water
2014-05-26 04:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While recent research has concluded that using soap containing antimicrobial ingredients could be doing more harm than good, one New York Times Magazine journalist’s experiments with products that replace traditional cleaning compounds with bacteria treatments have reportedly left her skin softer and smoother than ever before. As she explained in a May 22 article, writer Julie Scott participated in a trial for a living bacterial...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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