Latest Bacteriology Stories
Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.
Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies.
Gene sequencing of samples from 57 Panamanian tree species gives scientists a look at host diversity in the plant microbiome
Rebiotix microbiota-based drug candidate used to assess a non-antibiotic approach to an urgent public health threat ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc.
MILFORD, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCPink:FOGC), today announced that it has officially changed its name to Manzo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Market Size - $2.66 billion in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 11.6%, Market Trends – Growing consumer awareness towards essential ingredients in diet - New report by Grand View Research.
DALLAS, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Human Microbiome Market by Disease (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea,
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties?
Data demonstrate potent, broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including resistant organisms that cause skin infections NEW YORK, Sept.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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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