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2013-11-20 23:23:35

Leading nutritional supplement company, Vibrant Nutraceuticals, turns popular childrens’ probiotic KidsLac into a certified vegan product. Vista, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Vibrant Nutraceuticals (Vibrant), one of The GHT Companies, announces that its proprietary children’s probiotic, KidsLac™, is now a certified vegan product. The move follows increased demand from retailers and consumers and takes place with immediate effect. KidsLac contains five different strains of healthy...

2013-11-19 13:02:22

A new method could cut hours off the time it takes to diagnose blood infections while also eliminating the need for complicated manual processing and expensive equipment, according to a report to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on November 19. The method combines a selective lysis step in which blood cells in the sample are destroyed, a centrifugation step to collect any bacteria or fungi in the sample, and a fluorescence step...

2013-11-18 10:34:42

Preliminary success using 'probiotics' against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children Laboratory animals fed a modified version of a common human dietary supplement were completely cured of intestinal worms that belong to a family of parasites that currently infect 1.5 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the...

Probiotics May Help Cure Depression
2013-11-15 12:26:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chances are, if you’re like the rest of us, you didn’t start hearing about probiotics until between six and seven years ago when they came into vogue in widely distributed commercial products. Probiotics, known as the “good” bacteria, are found in foods like yogurt. According to the Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, a nutritionist for the Mayo Clinic, there is evidence these good bacteria can improve your health in several ways....

New Treatment May End Dangerous MRSA Superbug Infections
2013-11-15 10:44:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online One of the most significant health threats people face today is antibiotic resistant bacteria. A new study by Professor of Biology Kim Lewis presents a groundbreaking method for treating and eliminating the deadly bacterium methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. Referred to as a “superbug”, MRSA infects a staggering 1 million Americans every year. This bacteria is especially deadly as it leads to...

2013-11-12 23:23:03

Clinically-documented probiotics formulated for kids, adults and sports enthusiasts. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 DuPont has launched a family of HOWARU® Protect probiotics targeted for children, adults and sports enthusiasts. All three formulations are clinically documented to help maintain natural immune defenses. The HOWARU® Protect range is available to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers focused on improving consumer health:...

2013-11-05 11:45:51

Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well, according to the results of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The work has implications for human health because it indicates the risk of colorectal cancer may well have a microbial component. "We know that humans have a number of different community structures in the gut. When you think about...

2013-11-04 10:39:08

It's well established that humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies. These organisms, collectively called the microbiota, help digest food, maintain the immune system, fend off pathogens, and more. There exists a long and growing list of diseases associated with changes in the composition or diversity of these bacterial populations, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and even autism. Inflammatory bowel disease...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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