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2014-06-30 23:18:05

Martinson-Nicholls new anti-fatigue GelPro Medical Mats feature a patented gel core between a slip-resistant surface and foam layer over a high-traction base. These anti-bacterial mats provide lasting relief and comfort to surgeons, doctors, nurses and medical technicians. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The new Anti-fatigue Medical Mats feature a patented gel core that contours to the shape of feet to help relieve fatigue and discomfort. Scientifically engineered to provide long...

2014-06-18 12:33:05

SARASOTA, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has raised a total of $5.5 million, before fees and expenses, through a Series C Preferred stock offering from a group of accredited investors. Scarsdale Equities LLC of New York and San Francisco acted as the principal placement agent. The Company will use the proceeds to advance is novel broad-spectrum Bisphosphocin(TM) class of...

2014-06-18 08:28:44

Findings presented at the 3rd World Congress of Vascular Access in Berlin Germany show MicroClave and Neutron needlefree connectors to be most effective in minimizing the risk of transfer of bacteria through a catheter and into a patient's bloodstream BERLIN, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced that results of a clinically simulated in-vitro study presented at the 3(rd) World Congress of Vascular Access in Berlin Germany June 18-20, 2014...

2014-06-10 13:56:46

American Society for Microbiology Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research published in published today in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2014-05-21 12:47:00

American Chemical Society For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects. M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues explain that...

E-cigarettes Could Boost Resistance Of Drug-resistant Bacteria
2014-05-19 03:28:28

American Thoracic Society Despite being touted by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes appear in a laboratory study to increase the virulence of drug- resistant and potentially life-threatening bacteria, while decreasing the ability of human cells to kill these bacteria Researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), tested the effects of e-cigarette vapor on live methicillin-resistant...

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....

2014-05-05 08:27:43

Enhanced cellular migration1, electricidal impact on biofilms2-3 and economic efficacy data4-5 presented alongside expanded launch of Procellera Helix microcurrent-generating antimicrobial composite wound dressing line TEMPE, Ariz., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Procellera(®) Technology - the world's only wireless microcurrent-generating, antimicrobial wound dressing was featured in twelve abstracts*, including one oral presentation at the recently held Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)...

2014-04-23 23:08:41

UVA researchers discover key step in production of slimy biofilms. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 To build biofilms -- the slimy plaques bacteria create to better cling to surfaces, cause disease and resist antibiotics -- they must first release a built-in brake. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how the breaking of a molecular interaction plays a vital role in the creation of biofilms, a finding that could allow scientists to devise...

Bacterial Biofilms Used To Create Lifelike Materials
2014-03-24 04:29:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By drawing inspiration from the way in which minerals, living cells and other substances combine to form bone, a team of MIT engineers have created a type of “living material” out of bacterial cells, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. Lead author Allen Chen, an MIT-Harvard MD-PhD student, and his colleagues coaxed those cells to produce biofilms capable of incorporating...


Latest Biofilm Reference Libraries

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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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.