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2014-08-06 12:29:16

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovery lays the groundwork for a new class of antibiotics to fight multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus and related bacteria that cause serious infections. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study recently appeared in...

2014-08-05 08:34:12

HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls reduce repeat molecular testing MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the launch of two new ACCURUN(®) products - the first HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls for the company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/132910...

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2014-08-05 02:00:47

Bobbie Mixon, National Science Foundation Rice scientists reprogram protein pairs; attempt to modify bacterial decisions Desalination has come a long way, baby. On Aug. 3, some 330 years ago, a certain Captain Gifford of His Majesty's Ship Mermaid, was asked to conduct onboard his 24-gun Royal Naval vessel what may have been the first government-sponsored, scientific desalination experiment. Diarist and later Secretary to the Admiralty Commission in England Samuel Pepys wrote to...

2014-08-01 08:26:36

UV disinfection device is game-changer for patients and hospital leaders alike MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare-associated infections like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections, are putting more than patient lives at risk every single day. They're also poised to take big bites out of hospital budgets across the country - to the tune of millions -...

2014-07-31 23:18:28

Bedford Commons OB-GYN has issued this public awareness article about Listeriosis to help women in the community. Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Due to a recent and major recall on stone fruits at major stores, Bedford Commons OB-GYN of Bedford, NH and their team of healthcare providers is issuing this public service and awareness announcement for women around New Hampshire and beyond. Items recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include, in particular, peaches, nectarines,...

2014-07-30 04:21:24

BILTHOVEN, the Netherlands, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch market research panel 'hettestpanel.nl' tested Gladskin Skin Irritation on a large group of men and women suffering from skin irritation after shaving. Gladskin's scientific approach yields exceptionally high scores, with an 80% score on efficacy and 91% on user satisfaction. Gladskin Skin Irritation targets only the bacteria that cause or worsen the majority of all skin infections: Staphylococcus aureus....

2014-07-29 08:32:03

Research goal is to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia and gonorrhea BALTIMORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of...

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...

2014-07-28 08:29:28

Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (NYSE: BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper(TM) LT System. The BD Viper LT System...

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2014-07-26 03:00:23

Leigh MacMillan, Vanderbilt University A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most...


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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