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2012-10-04 23:00:57

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. BioScience...

2012-10-03 15:01:08

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have developed a new technique which has the potential to kill off hospital superbugs like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, C. difficile and MRSA. As revealed in the most recent edition of leading journal PloS One, the novel method uses a cold plasma jet to rapidly penetrate dense bacterial structures known as biofilms which bind bacteria together and make them resistant to conventional chemical approaches. The new approach developed by scientists in the...

2012-09-09 23:01:32

Synedgen´s active ingredient disrupts bacterial biofilms. (PRWEB) September 09, 2012 Synedgen VP of Research, Stacy Townsend PhD, will present research showcasing Synedgen´s unique technology to control wound biofilms and inflammation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the world´s premier international conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases in San Francisco on September 11. The presentation entitled,...

2012-08-27 23:02:06

Moms And Dads Shy Away From Chemicals To Clean Toys That Will End Up In Their Child´s Mouth Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) August 26, 2012 A leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaners today announced that a growing number of parents are purchasing vapor steam cleaners from them to sanitize children´s toys. “Day care centers are required to wash and sanitize toys and play equipment regularly,” says V.K. Dunlop of 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com. “There is every reason...

2012-08-23 00:50:44

Acinetobacter baumanni, a pathogenic bacterium that is a poster child of deadly hospital acquired infections, is one tough customer. It resists most antibiotics, is seemingly immune to disinfectants, and can survive desiccation with ease. Indeed, the prevalence with which it infects soldiers wounded in Iraq earned it the nickname "Iraqibacter." In the United States, it is the bane of hospitals, opportunistically infecting patients through open wounds, catheters and breathing tubes. Some...

2012-08-12 23:02:00

TANCS®-Equipped Ladybug Steam Cleaners qualify as disinfection devices for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 To help consumers ditch their cancer-causing household cleaning products and to make chemical-free Ladybug steam cleaners more affordable, 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com today announced that in addition to free shipping within the continental U.S. it is including a free accessory set worth $30 with each Ladybug steam cleaner order through...

New Coating Boots Out Biofilms For Good
2012-07-30 16:23:35

Slippery technology shown to prevent more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces Biofilms may no longer have any solid ground upon which to stand. A team of Harvard scientists has developed a slick way to prevent the troublesome bacterial communities from ever forming on a surface. Biofilms stick to just about everything, from copper pipes to steel ship hulls to glass catheters. The slimy coatings are more than just a nuisance, resulting in decreased energy...

2012-07-28 23:01:23

Researchers Link Traditional Chemical Household Cleaners To Rise In Illness Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, a leading nationwide marketer of vapor steam cleaners, announced today that it hopes to help women ditch their toxic cleaning supplies by making chemical-free Ladybug steam cleaners more affordable. “Chemicals found in traditional household cleaning products may be contributing to the rise in breast cancer according to doctors and environmental...

Deadly E. coli Strain Unscrambled
2012-07-27 13:11:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “The emergence of novel pathogens poses a major public health threat causing widespread epidemics in susceptible populations.” This is the opening theme proposed by researchers who studied a deadly form of E. coli in hopes that it would prevent another public health outbreak in the future. In particular, a group of researchers from Michigan State University revealed that they were able to decode the strain of deadly...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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