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2013-08-22 04:21:55

-- Funds U.S. Development of MRX-I Next-Generation Antibiotic -- HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today announced it raised $25 million in Series B financing. Led by BVCF, a private equity and growth fund specializing in the life sciences industry, the round also includes existing investors Morningside Group and Devon Park Bioventures. Proceeds...

2013-08-21 23:29:00

Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD, has been invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Legionella in Melbourne, Australia. Stout, who is also an associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, will be speaking on the theme of prevention during the Legionella Control Measures in Hospitals session. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD,...

2013-08-21 23:22:27

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance demands increased research to combat alarming National Health Crisis, launches Bite Back for a Cure, National Grassroots Campaign to raise awareness and support. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 A shocking report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Lyme disease strikes 300,000 people each year, affecting 10 times more victims than previously reported. In response to this alarming news, the Tick-Borne Disease...

2013-08-21 12:28:08

Surprise finding may change how virulent, painful infections are viewed BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pain of invasive skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and possibly other serious, painful infections, appear to be induced by the invading bacteria themselves, and not by the body's immune response as previously thought, report scientists at Boston Children's Hospital. What's more, their research demonstrates that once the pain neurons...

2013-08-20 17:11:21

Study shows superantigens produced by staph bacteria are required for deadly effects of infective endocarditis and sepsis University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year. According to the UI study, the culprits are superantigens -- toxins produced in large quantities by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria - which...

Lyme Disease Cases Growing In America
2013-08-20 04:53:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 300,000 US residents are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year – 10 times the number of cases reported to the government, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Anna Edney of Bloomberg Businessweek, those estimates are based upon a CDC analysis of medical claims data for 22 million insured men and women over the past six years, as well as a survey of clinical laboratories...

2013-08-19 23:24:17

“The danger of not having vaccinations up to date is that it puts your child at risk, as well as all the other children in a class or school. Fortunately, most of the traditional childhood diseases have been contained through vaccinations, but there continue to be children contracting diseases that have not been vaccinated." Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Back to School means sending parents back to their child’s personal health files to ensure that they have had the...

2013-08-14 08:30:27

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathogenica, Inc. (www.pathogenica.com) announced today that the company has achieved the CE mark under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices for its HAI BioDetection kit that runs on the Ion PGM(TM) benchtop sequencer. This milestone marks the HAI BioDetection CE-IVD kit as the first sequence-based infectious disease diagnostic kit on the market. "The kit and interpretation software system provides clinicians with a...

2013-08-14 08:29:05

-- Progress Cited On Three Infectious Disease Programs, Including Two Programs in Collaboration with Intrexon Corporation; C. difficile Prophylactic is Lead Anti-Infective Candidate -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of biologics focused on the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and provided an operational update. The...

2013-08-13 11:06:33

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic analysis of strains of Staphylococcus aureus known as CC97 say these strains developed resistance to methicillin after they crossed over into humans around forty years ago. Today, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain CC97...


Latest Bacterial diseases Reference Libraries

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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 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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