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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...

2014-05-07 08:43:51

Certain strains of Salmonella bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) are among of the most common causes of food-borne gastroenteritis. Other strains of Salmonella such as S. Typhi are responsible for typhoid fever, which causes 200,000 deaths around the world each year. Ensuring food is clear of contamination, and water is clean are key to reducing the effects Salmonella can have, but we also need more effective ways to combat Salmonella once it's inside our bodies. To...

Benign Bacterium Shows Promise In Blocking Salmonella From Colonizing Raw Tomatoes
2014-05-06 03:40:41

American Society for Microbiology Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have identified a benign bacterium that shows promise in blocking Salmonella from colonizing raw tomatoes. Their research is published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. When applied to Salmonella-contaminated tomato plants in a field study, the bacterium, known as Paenibacillus alvei, significantly reduced the concentration of the pathogen compared to...

2014-05-05 23:02:22

Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. The Recurrent MRSA Clinic will open Tuesday, May 6, and will be accepting referrals from primary care physicians. Dean Blumberg,...

2014-05-05 16:27:10

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - FDA clearance for QIAsymphony RGQ MDx, a complete sample-to-result automation platform, marks a milestone for one of QIAGEN's major global growth drivers - U.S. launch of artus C. difficile QS-RGQ MDx Kit will provide a reliable molecular test for a widespread healthcare-associated infection - QIAGEN continues to advance pipeline with additional FDA...

2014-05-03 23:01:00

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019" to its report store. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/hospital-acquired-disease-testing.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site,...

2014-05-03 23:00:44

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Bacillus coagulans Industry, 2009-2019” to its store. Place a Direct Purchase Order at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=169591. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 This is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Bacillus coagulans industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of Bacillus coagulans including its classification, application...

2014-05-01 23:02:20

Health Nutrition News has released a new video explaining how to boost the immune system by cleansing the gut from unhealthy bacteria by restoring probiotics. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 HealthNutritionNews.org has released a video discussing how people who easily catch colds, have them two or more times a year, or want to take preventative steps for the next flu season can quickly and easily give their immune system a much needed boost. They explain how probiotics can strengthen the...


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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