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2013-12-05 23:25:51

In a new video from Health Nutrition News they detail the benefits received from balancing gut bacteria and its effect on improved overall health and weight loss. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 In this video the experts from Health Nutrition News introduce viewers to probiotics (good bacteria) that live in the gut of people. Additionally, they discuss how maintaining the ideal ratio of “good bacteria” (known as probiotics) to “bad bacteria” is now gaining recognition as...

2013-12-06 00:03:53

A group of Illinois researchers, led by Centennial Chair Professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, has demonstrated the use of an innovative DNA engineering technique to discover potentially valuable functions hidden within bacterial genomes.  Their work was reported in a Nature Communications article on December 5, 2013 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3894). The genome of every bacterial species contains genes that can synthesize a diverse arsenal of...

2013-12-05 08:29:37

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savara Pharmaceuticals announced today that the company has appointed Dr. Joseph S. McCracken, DVM and Yuri Pikover to its Board of Directors. Dr. McCracken has more than 25 years of experience in technical, business development and market development roles with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Most recently he was Global Head of Business Development & Licensing at Roche Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for Roche's...

2013-12-04 16:25:59

BELLEVILLE, ON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) (ASX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that a study approved for publication in the Journal of Food Protection demonstrates that Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) results in a cost of $403.9 million per year in Canada related to primary infections and long-term health outcomes. More than 93% of the VTEC infections are caused by the O157...

2013-12-04 16:01:15

Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease, according to a study by a team of Swedish researchers published ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. In the study, which involved following 42 children from birth to 1 ½ or 3 years, the investigators found that C. difficile strains persisted for more than six months...

2013-12-04 08:29:43

Expanded application for real-time PCR-based test provides laboratories with comprehensive CT/NG test on fully automated cobas® 4800 System PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of four additional specimen types with the cobas® CT/NG v2.0 Test to help physicians diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae...

2013-12-03 13:25:44

A team of Danish investigators has shown how to identify pathogens faster, directly from clinical samples. The research, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology appears in the journal's January 2014 issue. The investigators used a technique known as whole genome sequencing to identify and completely characterize bacteria causing urinary tract infections. In just 18 hours, they identified the culprit microorganisms, characterized the pathogens' patterns of...

Bacteria Grow Faster When They Feed Each Other
2013-12-03 09:39:00

Max Planck Institute The division of labor is more efficient than a struggle through life without help from others – this is also true for microorganisms. Researchers from Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and their colleagues at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany came to this conclusion when they performed experiments with microbes. The scientists worked with bacteria that were deficient in the production...

2013-12-03 08:32:48

BD MAX(TM) StaphSR Assay with eXTended Detection Technology Receives FDA Clearance BALTIMORE, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced it has received FDA clearance to market the BD MAX(TM) StaphSR Assay for use on the fully-automated BD MAX(TM) System. The assay, with eXTended Detection Technology, accurately detects Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and...

Sorting Good Bacteria From Bad
2013-12-02 10:39:43

Arizona State University Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad. Your intestines are home to about 100 trillion bacteria. That's more than the number of cells that comprise the entire human body. Armies of bacteria sneak into our bodies the moment we are born, uninvited but necessary guests. For the most part, these bacteria are industrious and friendly. Some of them are even beneficial, helping with digestion and...


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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