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2014-01-11 23:01:50

Shane Michaels releases a review of Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to enhance health and proper digestion. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Kiwi-Klenz, a digestive supplement created by Xtend-Life to help improve the absorption of food and nutritional supplements for overall better health has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “Most people don’t realize that it’s not just what they eat that has an impact on...

2014-01-10 11:12:16

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes. As science continues to explore and better understand the role of the human microbiome. A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology addresses some of the most common questions about this growing area of research. The report, entitled FAQ: Human Microbiome is based on the deliberations of 13 of the...

2014-01-10 10:45:38

Scientists discover extracellular vesicles produced by ocean microbes Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth's biogeochemical and nutrient cycles. They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen and with their own body mass, which forms the base of the ocean food chain. Now scientists at MIT have discovered another dimension of the outsized role played by these tiny...

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...

2014-01-07 23:20:50

New Probiotic monograph and a standard to authenticate skim milk powder lead proposals for the Food Chemicals Codex, First Supplement to the Ninth Edition. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is proposing new monographs and introducing a new standard for authentication of skim milk powder to be included in its Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), First Supplement to the Ninth Edition. Manufacturers and other parties are encouraged to comment on proposed...

2014-01-07 23:04:13

The Salt Institute highlights new research from Arizona State University. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 New research by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University has found that the hard water scaling normally found in the pipes of homes is an active environment for harmful bacterial growth. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water - water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The piping used...

2014-01-06 12:27:23

Leading Yogurt Brand Partners with New Spokespeople to Spread Wellbeing Message WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its introduction to the US in 2006, Activia has been at the forefront of the digestive health conversation. Now, the leading-selling yogurt worldwide* is embarking on a new campaign to encourage Americans to have a "happy tummy" and experience the many benefits of feeling good from the inside. (Photo:...

Study Shows Genetically Identical Bacteria Can Behave In Entirely Different Ways
2014-01-02 15:32:39

University of Washington Uneven distribution of certain mechanisms during cell division creates diversity that can enhance a bacterial population's survival Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways. This phenomenon is crucial in the bacteria's struggle for survival. The more diversity a population of bacteria has, the more likely it will contain individuals able to take advantage of...

2013-12-31 23:00:18

The new “Tips To Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor” report penned by Linda Nguyen on the site Vkool.com instructs women how to eradicate unpleasant vaginal odor effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 The new “Tips To Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor” report created by Linda Nguyen on the website Vkool.com shares natural tips with readers on how to abolish vaginal odor quickly. This article is specifically designed for those women who want to treat their vaginal odor without going to the...

Dangerous Bacteria Persists On Daycare Surfaces Far Longer Than Previously Believed
2013-12-27 04:27:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two types of Streptococcus bacteria responsible for many sore throats and other, more serious infections persist on surfaces far longer than previously believed, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Infection and Immunity. Previous studies have determined that the bacteria in question, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes, are unable to live for long outside of the human body....


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'