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2013-06-27 08:28:46

Test for Direct Identification of MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus from Positive Blood Cultures Includes Updates & Expanded Claims SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Xpert(®) MRSA/SA Blood Culture (BC) test, which runs on the GeneXpert(® )System, for the detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus...

Outcome Of Experimental Chlamydia Infections Points Towards Cancer
2013-06-21 09:50:06

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide with more than 90 million new cases of genital infections occurring each year. About 70 percent of women infected with Chlamydia remain asymptomatic and these bacteria can establish chronic infections for months, or even years. Even when it causes no symptoms, Chlamydia can damage a woman’s reproductive organs. In addition, standard antibacterial...

2013-06-20 23:19:50

Hemp Marches Towards Military and Health Care Applications Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China's military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2...

2013-06-20 13:47:48

Osteomyelitis — a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria — is particularly challenging to treat. Now, Vanderbilt microbiologist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, and colleagues have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis, and they have developed a new mouse model that will be useful for testing this compound and for generating additional therapeutic strategies. James Cassat, M.D.,...

2013-06-18 23:23:10

Staph Infection Secrets created by Hubert Walinski is a new book that provides people with an effective staph infection treatment and detailed instructions on how to eradicate staph infections without using antibiotics. A full Staph Infection Secrets review on the site Health Review Center indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Staph Infection Secrets created by Hubert Walinski is a new book that provides people with an effective staph infection treatment,...

2013-06-18 12:30:52

Parasite is an Aggressive Biter that Poses Risks to Pets and People WESTBROOK, Maine, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically considered a southern and south-central parasite, the lone star tick is progressively expanding northward and eastward, creating new concerns for pets and people in these areas of the country. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the back of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit pathogen diseases to dogs, cats and people. (Logo:...

2013-06-18 09:47:37

Using drugs to treat an infection could allow other co-existing conditions to flourish, a study in wild animals has shown. Researchers studying wild mice — which typically carry multiple parasitic infections at once — found that when these animals were treated for one type of bug, other infections they had tended to worsen. The findings suggest that infections that co-exist in our bodies can compete with each other to alter disease. Treating one infection may have unintended...

2013-06-18 08:31:36

Device allows hospitals to safely and confidently disinfect patient environments HOUSTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Memphis-based Lumalier, maker of TRU-D SmartUVC(TM), recently delivered its 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot to The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, a recognized leader in innovation and patient care. Short for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfector, TRU-D is the signature product of Lumalier - the recognized leader in advanced UV germicidal air and...

Uncovering The History Of Medieval Leprosy With Genomics
2013-06-14 14:24:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are using thousand-year-old remains to help reconstruct the genomes of the medieval leprosy pathogen and uncover the history of the disease. Researchers wrote in Science magazine about how they used the remains of skeletons to successfully reconstruct a dozen medieval and modern genomes of the leprosy-causing bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. They were able to create a genome from archaeological finds for the first time...

2013-06-06 23:36:47

Exploring the Latest Innovations in Animal Vaccinations Columbia, MO (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 IMMVAC, INC. announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. IMMVAC INC., manufactures vaccines and serums to aid in the prevention and treatment of virtually all Gram-negative bacterial diseases of production and companion animals. In this episode, American Farmer will explore IMMVAC's vaccines and serums, which aid in the prevention...


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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