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2014-06-16 12:30:07

Ban of Antibacterial Soaps Could Lead to 7.5 Million Foodborne Illnesses, According to the American Cleaning Institute, Personal Care Products Council WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves - and might lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health care costs annually. In an effort to maintain consumer access to...

2014-06-16 09:32:14

European Association of Geochemistry The subseafloor is home to over 1/3 of the bacteria on the planet, but up until recently it was unclear if this huge microbial biosphere was alive and dividing. Now the same group that demonstrated this activity has shown that bacteria from the hostile sea-floor environment have adapted by over-activating stress response and DNA-repair mechanisms, to cope with the harsh conditions. Subseafloor sediment contains the Earth's largest habitat for...

2014-06-16 08:27:47

On-demand molecular test detects and differentiates the genes encoding the most prevalent carbapenemases: KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48 and IMP-1 SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Carba-R, an on-demand molecular test for rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria, to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

2014-06-12 12:29:33

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Skin And Skin Structure Infections (SSSI) Caused By Bacteria - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/skin_skin_structure_infections_sssi_caused_bacteria_pipeline_review_h1_2013.html Skin And Skin Structure Infections (SSSI) Caused By Bacteria - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 Summary Global Markets Direct's, 'Skin And Skin Structure Infections (SSSI)...

2014-06-12 08:29:09

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its licensor, Ferrer, has initiated the second Phase III clinical study for Ozenoxacin, a novel bactericidal non-fluorinated quinolone in development for impetigo. Ferrer, a privately-help Spanish pharmaceutical company, licensed US rights for Ozenoxacin to Medimetriks earlier this year. The multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, clinical study compares Ozenoxacin 1% cream...

2014-06-10 23:17:07

Antibiotics are medicinal agents that kill or inhibit the growth of bacterial microorganisms. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 94,500 articles covering such substances produced by microorganisms that are antagonistic to the growth of sometimes live-threatening bacteria. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 94,500 references on the development and clinical testing of antibiotics...

2014-06-10 13:56:46

American Society for Microbiology Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research published in published today in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2014-06-10 04:22:10

-- Study to Define Impact of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics on Intestinal Bacteria -- ROCKVILLE, Md. and PARIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, and Enterome Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, today announced...

2014-06-05 12:31:36

This public health notice has been updated to include 18 additional cases that are now under investigation in four provinces: BC, AB, ON, QC. There are now 27 cases involved in this investigation and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded the food recall warning to include additional brands of sprouted chia seed products. OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note ------------------------------ The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating...

New Antibiotics Show Effectiveness In Treating MRSA Infections
2014-06-05 07:34:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine are paving the way for more effective treatments in deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. DALBAVANCIN The first study comes from a team led by Helen Boucher, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. That study reports on an antibiotic called dalbavancin (Dalvance) that has shown just as effective...


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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