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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...

unclassified Spingomonadaceae
2014-03-13 05:31:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes will depart for the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend as part of a research initiative known as Project MERCCURI, NASA officials announced Wednesday. Project MERCCURI, which is officially known as the Microbial Ecology Research Combining Citizen and University Researchers on the International Space Station, is a crowdsourced mission that includes invisible...

2014-03-12 23:03:35

Kim Lewis, Ph.D. and Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. to receive awards for their ongoing work researching “persister” organisms and recurrent disease at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” Gala on April 5, 2014 in Old Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research at universities and major medical institutions throughout the U.S. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Two distinguished Lyme disease researchers—Kim Lewis, Ph.D. of Northeastern University and Ying Zhang,...

2014-03-10 12:25:52

PINE BROOK, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies to treat infectious disease, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/076,082, granting a patent which covers methods of preventing or treating anthrax with ETI-204, the company's anti-anthrax antibody, together with antibiotics. The patent also...

Unraveling The Hidden Variation Of Bacteria
2014-03-07 13:02:27

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia This news release is available in Portuguese. Our intestines harbor an astronomical number of bacteria, around 100 times the number of cells in our body, known as the gut microbiota. These bacteria belong to thousands of species that co-exist, interact with each other and are key to our health. While it is clear that species imbalances may result in disease, it is unclear at what pace does each species in the gut evolves, a process that contributes to the...

2014-03-06 23:03:49

ReNew Life Formulas, Inc., America’s #1 Digestive Care Company in health food stores, has received the 2014 ConsumerLab.com Survey Award as the Top-Rated Probiotic Product in Consumer Satisfaction for their top-selling line of Ultimate Flora™ high-potency probiotics. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Every year ConsumerLab.com surveys its subscribers about the vitamins and supplements they use. For 2014, more than 10,000 consumer respondents rated a total of 1,639 name brand...

2014-03-04 16:14:15

Researchers have come a step closer to understanding how gonorrhea infections are transmitted. When Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, are exposed to seminal plasma, the liquid part of semen containing secretions from the male genital tract, they can more easily move and start to colonize. The research, led by investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago, appears in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

New Research Could Help Develop Bacteria-resistant Materials
2014-03-04 14:23:46

Dan Krotz, Berkeley Lab The bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (S. aureus) is a common source of infections that occur after surgeries involving prosthetic joints and artificial heart valves. The grape-shaped microorganism adheres to medical equipment, and if it gets inside the body, it can cause a serious and even life-threatening illness called a Staph infection. The recent discovery of drug-resistant strains of S. aureus makes matters even worse. A Staph infection can’t start unless...


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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