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2014-01-24 11:50:33

The Annals of the American Thoracic Society has released a comprehensive supplement on the 56th annual Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference entitled "The Lung Microbiome: A New Frontier in Pulmonary Medicine." More than 170 microbiologists, basic respiratory scientists, and pulmonary clinicians traveled from nine countries to convene at the three-day conference, which took place in June 2013 in Aspen, CO. Research from 12 state-of-the-art speakers, 24 oral research presentations, and 20...

2014-01-23 23:01:38

Health Nutrition News has released a new video and article on how eating probiotic rich foods may help treat and prevent urinary tract infections. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Health Nutrition News' newest video and article talks about the second most common infection in the body, urinary tract infections, and how by consuming a probiotic rich diet will not only treat but also help prevent UTIs. The video covers how the body has over one hundred trillion bacteria living inside...

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Genova, Italy, finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system. Patients who are immunocompromised are at a higher risk of infection from such contaminated water. "Aerators are a reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria and a source of infection for patients at risk," said Maria Luisa Cristina,...

2014-01-21 23:01:24

Yeast-based Probiotic Florastor Focuses on Health from the Inside San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 As the number of days and weeks since New Year's Day increases, the number of those committed to their New Year's resolutions takes a dive. The reality is, 45 percent of Americans make resolutions — while just 8 percent achieve them†1. That's where Healthy Weight Week comes in. "We support the idea behind Healthy Weight Week, which emphasizes whole body health...

Dispersal Patterns Are Key To Invasive Species' Success
2014-01-21 12:48:06

Duke University Bacterial test of a theory has implications for ecology and infectious disease In 1859 an Australian farmer named Thomas Austin released 24 grey rabbits from Europe into the wild because it "could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting." By the end of the century, the rabbits had begun to overrun native ecosystems, reaching nationwide numbers of 600 million by 1950. They were propagating under a principle known as the Allee...

Dietary Fiber Better Digested With The Help Of Gut Bacteria
2014-01-20 04:07:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the US, the UK, Canada and Sweden have discovered how our bodies process dietary fiber, a substance which can improve digestion and help people control their weight by making them feel full faster. In the January 19 edition of the journal Nature, researchers from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of York and the University of Michigan Medical School...

2014-01-18 23:03:29

Health Nutrition News has released a new video and report of the top ten diet foods that help treat irritable bowel syndrome and offer relief from this condition. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Health Nutrition News acknowledges that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a huge problem. People who suffer from bloating, gas, constipation, or unexplained aches and pains know the feeling. One sufferer described her pain as “Feeling like getting punched in the stomach repeatedly and...

2014-01-17 12:25:19

BLIS ThroatGuard(TM) Oral Probiotic, which has been clinically shown to help protect the health of the mouth and throat, is now available to consumers internationally. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pharmabroker Sales Ltd, the exclusive New Zealand retail distributor for BLIS K12(TM) probiotics that includes BLIS ThroatGuard(TM), have launched their retail website that will enable consumers around the world to be able to purchase the original oral...

Bacterial 'Syringe' Necessary For Development Of Marine Animals
2014-01-15 08:43:59

California Institute of Technology If you've ever slipped on a slimy wet rock at the beach, you have bacteria to thank. Those bacteria, nestled in a supportive extracellular matrix, form bacterial biofilms—often slimy substances that cling to wet surfaces. For some marine organisms—like corals, sea urchins, and tubeworms—these biofilms serve a vital purpose, flagging suitable homes for such organisms and actually aiding the transformation of larvae to adults. A new study at the...

Probiotic Supplementation For Infants
2014-01-15 05:08:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Giving probiotics to babies within the first three months of their lives may reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders as well as lower associated costs, according to a new study by Flavia Indrio, M.D. of the Also Moro University of Bari, Italy and colleagues. During the first six months of life, the most common gastrointestinal disorders often needing a pediatrician referral include infant colic, acid reflux and constipation....


Latest Bacteriology Reference Libraries

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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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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 21:28:48

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...

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2011-04-25 21:18:54

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,...

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2011-04-18 21:59:17

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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