Latest Bacteriology Stories
For several years, concern about antibiotic resistant drugs has been increasing. Scientists have recently discovered that a fungus found in Nova Scotia offers hope against the growing threat that kills tens of thousands every year.
UAS Laboratories has announced that they have donated over $46,000 of probiotic supplements to charity.
A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body.
We might be more connected to our cell phones than we think. According to recent research, cell phones reflect a significant microbiological connection with their owners.
OMICS Group International announces 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional and Baby Foods with a theme” Probiotics in better way: Prolongation of life by optimistic
Findings presented at the 3rd World Congress of Vascular Access in Berlin Germany show MicroClave and Neutron needlefree connectors to be most effective in minimizing the risk of transfer of bacteria
Fecal microbiota transplantation --- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut.
Research demonstrates association between diversity of gut bacteria and survival WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibow Biotech, Inc., an internationally-recognized research company, and winner of a 2014 BIO International Convention "Buzz of BIO Award",
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.
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...
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...
Salmonella enterica is a subspecies of Salmonella enterica, the rod shaped, flagellated, aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. It is a member of the genus Salmonella and many of the pathogenic serovars of the S. enterica species are in this subspecies. Serovars can be designated fully or in a shortened form. The genus, Salmonella, is on the short form lists which are followed by the capitalized and non-italicized serovar. Each serovar can have many strains as well, which allows for a rapid...
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals and humans. It can be found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-made environments throughout the world. It thrives in normal or hypoxic atmospheres; due to this it has colonized many natural and artificial environments. It can infect animals with damaged tissue or people with reduced immunity. Symptoms are generalized inflammation and sepsis. It can be fatal if colonization occurs in critical body organs,...
Lactobacillus casei is a species of genus Lactobacillus found in the human intestine and mouth. Since it produces lactic acid it helps with the propagation of desirable bacteria. This species is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range. It also improves digestion and reduces lactose intolerance and constipation. Most often L. casei is industrial, specifically for diary production. L. Casei is the dominant species of non-starter lactic acid bacteria present in ripening Cheddar...
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