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2014-05-21 12:47:00

American Chemical Society For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects. M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues explain that...

Microbes From Fossilized Feces Support Archeological Theories
2014-05-20 03:38:16

American Society for Microbiology By evaluating the bacteria and fungi found in fossilized feces, microbiologists are providing evidence to help support archeologists' hypotheses regarding cultures living in the Caribbean over 1,500 years ago. They report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Although fossilized feces (coprolites) have frequently been studied, they had never been used as tools to determine ethnicity and distinguish between...

Bacteria Can Remain On Airplane Surfaces For Days
2014-05-20 03:04:25

American Society for Microbiology Disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Many air travelers are concerned about the risks of catching a disease from other passengers given the long time spent in crowded air cabins," says Kiril Vaglenov, of Auburn University who presented the data. "This report describes the results of...

Border Collies Chase Away Gulls To Reduce Beach Contamination
2014-05-19 03:37:11

American Society for Microbiology Border Collies are effective at reducing gull congregation on recreational beaches, resulting in lower E. coli abundance in the sand. Researchers from Central Michigan University reported the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Gull droppings may be one source of the indicator bacterium Escherichia coli to beach water, which can lead to swim advisories and beach closings. In addition, gull droppings may contain...

E-cigarettes Could Boost Resistance Of Drug-resistant Bacteria
2014-05-19 03:28:28

American Thoracic Society Despite being touted by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes appear in a laboratory study to increase the virulence of drug- resistant and potentially life-threatening bacteria, while decreasing the ability of human cells to kill these bacteria Researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), tested the effects of e-cigarette vapor on live methicillin-resistant...

Legionnaire bacteria spread by Windshield Wiper Fluid
2014-05-19 11:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. Spread via mist or vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s disease is essentially a severe form of pneumonia. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever – a flu-like illness....

urine not sterile
2014-05-19 08:55:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although urine has long-been thought to be sterile, a new study has found that not only can bacteria survive in urine – they are relatively prolific in women with overactive bladder (OAB). "Doctors have been trained to believe that urine is germ-free," said Linda Brubaker, dean of Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) and an investigator in the new study, which was presented on Sunday as part of the 2014...

2014-05-19 08:28:53

The new treatment, pioneered by Dr. John Crew, uses NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' NeutroPhase® BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a successful new referral initiative that is saving the lives and limbs of patients with necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' disease. In the program, the NNFF is connecting patients and their families from all over the United States and other countries with Dr. John Crew,...

2014-05-16 23:07:33

A new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc. enables identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate. The protocol has important applications in both public health and microbiome research, and is currently being evaluated by public health laboratories to assess utility. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc. has developed and validated a protocol for the identification and subtyping of bacteria...

2014-05-16 16:24:37

WOBURN, Mass., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc., a leading provider of molecular diagnostic tests for the rapid identification of bloodstream infections, announced today that data from thirteen studies will be presented at the 114(th) General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology beginning on May 17 in Boston, Massachusetts. Four of the studies will present data on mecA XpressFISH(TM) (FDA clearance pending), a novel method for the rapid detection of...


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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