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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...

Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Virginia Tech Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream. Microbes in the tap water delivered by modern water systems in a developed country are also mostly harmless – with some notable exceptions. A team of Virginia Tech researchers is investigating the...

Deleting One Gene In Fungus Reveals New Compounds With Antibiotic Potential
2013-11-01 08:42:09

Oregon State University Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied – with the potential to identify new antibiotics. The finding was announced today in the journal PLOS Genetics, in research supported by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. Scientists succeeded in flipping a genetic...

2013-10-31 23:27:41

Nordic Probiotic, a new dietary supplement from Nordic Naturals, is an excellent source of friendly bacteria without dairy, wheat, gluten, corn or soy. Watsonville, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Nordic Naturals introduces Nordic Probiotic™, an allergen-free probiotic that contains no dairy, wheat, gluten, corn or soy. Packaged in 60-count bottles, the vegetarian capsules can be used by everyone, including individuals with digestive issues or food sensitivities. Nordic Probiotic is 100%...

2013-10-31 11:29:07

Bacterial toxins activate fat cells producing chronic inflammation, which in turn boosts risk of developing diabetes Making fat cells immortal might seem like a bad idea to most people, but for a team of University of Iowa scientists it was the ideal way to study how the interaction between bacteria and fat cells might contribute to diabetes. The connection between fat, bacteria, and diabetes is inflammation, which is the body's normal reaction to infection or injury. Inflammation is...


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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