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Legionnaire bacteria spread by Windshield Wiper Fluid
2014-05-19 11:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. Spread via mist or vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s disease is essentially a severe form of pneumonia. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever – a flu-like illness....

2014-05-16 23:07:33

A new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc. enables identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate. The protocol has important applications in both public health and microbiome research, and is currently being evaluated by public health laboratories to assess utility. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc. has developed and validated a protocol for the identification and subtyping of bacteria...

2014-05-16 16:24:37

WOBURN, Mass., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc., a leading provider of molecular diagnostic tests for the rapid identification of bloodstream infections, announced today that data from thirteen studies will be presented at the 114(th) General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology beginning on May 17 in Boston, Massachusetts. Four of the studies will present data on mecA XpressFISH(TM) (FDA clearance pending), a novel method for the rapid detection of...

2014-05-15 08:33:57

- Test Quickly Determines Colonization Risk of Multi-drug Resistant Microbes with Greater Accuracy than Currently Available Options - GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpGen, Inc., a Gaithersburg based molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has launched a new molecular-based test that can quickly and reliably identify patients at risk for harboring serious disease-causing microbes that can resist even the strongest antibiotics. The Acuitas(TM) MDRO Gene...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

2014-05-13 11:31:45

Emory Health Sciences Carbohydrate-binding proteins fill in gaps in immune defenses Our bodies produce a family of proteins that recognize and kill bacteria whose carbohydrate coatings resemble those of our own cells too closely, scientists have discovered. Called galectins, these proteins recognize carbohydrates from a broad range of disease-causing bacteria, and could potentially be deployed as antibiotics to treat certain infections. The results are scheduled for publication in...

2014-05-12 23:05:49

According to a new report from BCC Research the global market for probiotic ingredients, supplements, and foods is expected to grow to $36.7 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%. The supplements category, the fastest growing segment, is expected to register a significant CAGR of 11.5% Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, THE PROBIOTICS MARKET: INGREDIENTS, SUPPLEMENTS, FOODS,...

2014-05-12 17:04:02

University of Nottingham The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Materials, could offer an easier way of detecting pathogenic bacteria outside of a clinical setting and could be particularly important for the developing world, where access to more sophisticated laboratory techniques is often limited. The research was led by Professor Cameron Alexander, Head of the Division of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering and EPSRC Leadership Fellow in the University's School of...

2014-05-09 20:24:05

DUBLIN, May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2fxswr/prebiotics_in) has announced the addition of the "Prebiotics In Animal Feed Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 -2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2fxswr/prebiotics_in ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Prebiotics are the non- digestible...

2014-05-08 12:31:20

DUBLIN, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j5jhsq/animal_growth) has announced the addition of the "Animal Growth Promoters and Performance Enhancers Market by Segment (Antibiotics, Growth Hormones, Feed Enzymes, Organic Acids, Probiotics and Prebiotics, â-Agonists, Phytogenics), by Animals (Porcine, Poultry, Aquaculture) - Global Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Over the...


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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