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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...

2014-02-28 12:27:40

Assay runs on the Atlas System, an innovative fully automated molecular system for food pathogen detection WARREN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience announced today that its Atlas STEC EG2 Combo Detection Assay has received AOAC Performance Tested Methods(S)(M) certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI). The independent laboratory study was conducted by Silliker, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third- party validation process. (Photo -...

2014-02-27 23:31:03

PathoGenetix, Inc. has been invited to present research at the 2014 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting detailing the mechanisms used in Genome Sequence Scanning to optimize throughput and stretching of DNA in detection funnels and enable rapid bacterial identification and strain typing. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial identification, has been invited to present new research at the...

2014-02-25 23:22:54

Organic Pond has responded to the urgent need in the aquaculture world to develop microbial control strategies. Fraser, MI (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Imagine having the comfort of knowing the farm-raised fish you buy from the local supermarket is cleaner, healthier, and safer to eat than wild-caught fish from lakes, rivers, and oceans. Thanks to OrganicPond.com LLC, you won't have to imagine anymore-they have turned this vision into a reality. In time for this Aquaculture season...

2014-02-24 08:27:22

DUBLIN, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2pw86/enteric_disease ) has announced the addition of the "Enteric Disease Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal infections caused by a variety of microbes such as bacteria, viruses and parasites when they enter the body through the mouth or intestinal systems. Various...

Taxonomy Boris Vinatzer
2014-02-24 04:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new naming system proposed by one Virginia Tech scientist proposes moving beyond the current biological naming system and supplementing it with a new classification method based on an organism’s genome sequence. The new method was developed by Boris Vinatzer, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, and he believes that it will create a...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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