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Bacterial Biofilms Used To Create Lifelike Materials
2014-03-24 04:29:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By drawing inspiration from the way in which minerals, living cells and other substances combine to form bone, a team of MIT engineers have created a type of “living material” out of bacterial cells, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. Lead author Allen Chen, an MIT-Harvard MD-PhD student, and his colleagues coaxed those cells to produce biofilms capable of incorporating...

2014-03-20 08:30:14

FOREST, Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forward thinking research centers around the world have been conducting tests on the latest disruptive technology which provides a new tool in the fight against infection and illness. Extensive testing has already been completed in the US against a variety of pathogens. The latest test by an independent FDA compliant US lab showed the NanoSeptic® surface completely eradicated the human Coronavirus in less than 30 minutes. Results from...

2014-03-19 12:22:44

Clearstream, LLC warns of athletes' increased risk of contracting MRSA due to the bacterium's tendency to target crowded areas with lenient hygiene. Clearstream is advancing antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of poisons--which no other antimicrobial currently offers. HARRISBURG, N.C., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Outbreaks of MRSA were once confined to healthcare facilities, but now the bacterium is commonly found in sports...

2014-03-19 08:29:40

Novel Agents Selectively Targeting an Intestinal Pathogen and Increasing Threat to Human and Animal Health SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp., a privately held biotechnology company, today announced that it has received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an issued patent covering its potent bactericidal proteins that selectively target and kill Clostridium difficile. The AvidBiotics' agents, a type of bacteriocin termed a "diffocin," are...

Dark Chocolate's Anti-Inflammatory Properties
2014-03-19 04:50:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For centuries, the health benefits of ingesting dark chocolate have been lauded. Why, however, has remained a mystery, until now. A new study by Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers, whose findings were reported at this week's 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, reveals that certain bacteria in the stomach eat the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for...

2014-03-18 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance its new mecA XpressFISH(TM) test for the rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from S. aureus positive blood cultures. This assay will provide physicians with a new way to rapidly identify MRSA enabling them to implement appropriate treatment for patients with bloodstream infections....

2014-03-17 23:24:38

The USDA confirms TeraGanix all natural liquid probiotic formula controls pathogen salmonella in poultry growing conditions. Peer reviewed research published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research. Alto, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The pathogenic microorganism Salmonella is a concern for all poultry growers. Most food safety approaches utilize disinfectants and harsh chemicals to control pathogenic microorganisms. TeraGanix supplies an all-natural liquid product made of all...

Honey Is The Sweet Solution To Antibiotic Resistance
2014-03-17 05:15:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The serious and rapidly growing problem of resistance to antibiotics could have a very sweet solution, according to research presented during the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at the Dallas Convention Center on Sunday. According to Dr. Susan M. Meschwitz, an assistant chemistry professor at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and her colleagues, honey – which is sometimes used by medical...

Five-Second Rule Put To The Test
2014-03-15 07:06:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While skeptics may dismiss it as an excuse for people to not waste a fallen morsel of their favorite foods, new research from the Aston University microbiology professor Anthony Hilton suggests that the so-called “five second rule” might have some scientific merit. According to CNET’s Chris Matyszczyk, Hilton instructed his students to drop toast, pasta, cookies, sticky candies and other types of food on a variety of...

Doctors Issue New Treatment Guidelines For Skin Abscesses Caused By Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2014-03-13 11:59:37

Rachel Champeau, UCLA It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses — generally pus-filled boils or pimples with discharge — that characterize these...


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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'