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2013-10-17 16:50:11

Disease is second most common cause of death among premies Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital have found. The study, "A comparison of two probiotic strains of bifidobacteria in premature infants," recently was...

2013-10-17 16:39:42

There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria -- and sometimes both coexist within the same species. Take, for instance, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microbe common in soil and water. This bacterium has been found to colonize medical equipment in hospitals and clinics around the world, and can live benignly in healthy individuals. But the bug poses a risk to those with weakened immune systems, and can turn pathogenic in patients with cystic fibrosis, forming thick layers of mucus in the...

2013-10-15 23:22:31

Exclusive Distribution by Biotecnologia 3000 C.A. Will Generate Innovative Foods & Beverages Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Ganeden Biotech, a recognized world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of probiotics, announced today that GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is the first Bacillus coagulans to be approved by the Venezuelan Popular Power Ministry of Health for Food Applications, and will now be available in Venezuela as a result of an exclusive...

2013-10-14 11:25:10

Discover chemical compounds that block the ability of bacteria to make vitamins and amino acids Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics. "We have developed technology to find new antibiotics using laboratory conditions that mimic those of infection in the human body," said Eric Brown, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. He is the lead author of the paper published in...

2013-10-08 23:29:46

Healthy Directions, a top source of natural health advice and doctor-formulated nutritional products, launches Probiotic Advantage® + Cranberry, an exclusive cranberry probiotic supplement that promotes women’s digestive and urinary health. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Healthy Directions, LLC, today announced the launch of Probiotic Advantage® + Cranberry, a unique cranberry probiotic supplement formulated by Dr. David Williams that safely and naturally supports...

2013-10-08 23:01:10

In the wake of the recent report on Antibiotic Resistant Threats in the US 2013, (http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/pdf/ar-threats-2013-508.pdf) published on September 18, 2013 by the CDC, Clearly Better Solutions has announced that their product, PURE® Disinfectant and Sanitizer, a breakthrough in 24-hour Residual Germ Control, controls the spread of CRE carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, plus other deadly hospital acquired germs including MRSA, Norovirus,...

Novel 3-D Printing Technology Used To Build Homes For Bacteria At Microscopic Level
2013-10-07 16:33:46

University of Texas at Austin By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections. In a recent experiment they demonstrated that a community of Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause some skin infections, became more resistant to antibiotics when it was contained within a larger community of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria...

Your Aquarium May Harbor Bacterial Organism Mycobacterium Marinum
2013-10-07 04:16:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mycobacterium marinum infection, a skin condition associated with exposure to contaminated water in home aquariums, is under-diagnosed, according to new research presented Saturday at the Infectious Diseases Society of America's annual meeting in San Francisco (IDWeek 2013). The study, which was sponsored by the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, reported that the infection is difficult to diagnose and treat because skin...


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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