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2012-07-12 23:03:25

Markets ℠green´ cleaning steam cleaners nationwide that may help prevent breast cancer in women and young children. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, a leading nationwide dealer of vapor steam cleaners, announced today that the company is offering a special promotion to encourage consumers to ditch their toxic household cleaning products. Chemicals found in many household cleaning products may be contributing to the rise in breast cancer in the U.S....

2012-07-09 23:00:14

The National Science Foundation awards a $150,000 Phase I SBIR Grant to Agile Sciences Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Agile Sciences has been awarded $150,000 for a NSF Phase I SBIR project entitled “Enhancing the Bactericidal Activity of Copper: An Economically Viable Solution for Lowering Copper Usage Rates in Agriculture.” Agile Sciences will collaborate with North Carolina State University Professor of Plant Pathology, Dr. David Ritchie, to evaluate Agile Sciences´...

Susceptibility Genes Can Be Revealed From Exome Sequencing Of Health Condition Extremes
2012-07-09 10:55:33

DNA from cystic fibrosis patients with and without chronic infections points to unsuspected mutation Comparing the DNA from patients at the best and worst extremes of a health condition can reveal genes for resistance and susceptibility. This approach discovered rare variations in the DCTN4 gene among cystic fibrosis patients most prone to early, chronic airway infections. The DCTN4 gene codes for dynactin 4. This protein is a component of a molecular motor that moves trouble-making...

2012-07-02 23:00:24

Synoplex® treats infected, chronic and non-infected wounds in elephants and rhinoceroses, Claremont CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Elephants and Rhinoceroses frequently encounter chronic non-healing infected abscesses and cutaneous wounds that become resistant to traditional antibiotics and treatments. Over time, these wounds can have serious long-term consequences such as systemic infections and impaired mobility. Recognizing the difficulty in treating these types of wounds, the FDA´s...

2012-06-21 20:47:37

A coating of selenium nanoparticles significantly reduces the growth of Staphylococcus aureus on polycarbonate, a material common in implanted devices such as catheters and endotracheal tubes, engineers at Brown University report in a new study. Selenium is an inexpensive element that naturally belongs in the body. It is also known to combat bacteria. Still, it had not been tried as an antibiotic coating on a medical device material. In a new study, Brown University engineers report that...

2012-06-08 10:15:47

University of Alberta researchers found a chink in the molecular armor of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii There's new hope for development of an antibiotic that can put down a lethal bacteria or superbug linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients around the world. Researchers from the University of Alberta-based Alberta Glycomics Centre found a chink in the molecular armour of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. The bacteria first appeared in the 1970's and in the last...

Bacteria Plays Role In Formation Of Dolomite
2012-06-08 05:37:32

While scientists remain uncertain exactly how the mineral dolomite is formed, an international team of researchers say that they have discovered that the process can be facilitated by bacteria. According to a recent press release jointly issued Monday by the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the mineral is primarily formed in extreme ecosystems like lakes and lagoons with high salinity. The exact process behind dolomite's...


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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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