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2011-06-17 10:49:00

PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Kelvin B. Gregory and Philip R. LeDuc have created the world's smallest fuel cell powered by bacteria. Future versions of the biology-powered fuel cell could be used for self-powered sensing devices in remote locations where batteries are impractical, such as deep ocean or geological environments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "We have developed a biological fuel cell which uses...

2011-06-10 10:00:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: INSM), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive data through six treatment cycles (72 weeks total duration) of its Phase 2 clinical trial program for ARIKACE® (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Pseudomonas lung infections. The data were presented at the 34th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Hamburg, Germany, by Predrag Minic,...

2011-06-01 10:23:00

CLEVELAND, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oasis Consumer Healthcare, makers of leading oral health products, today announced the launch of Oasis Age Essential (www.AgeEssential.com), the first over-the-counter, clinical-strength formula designed to support the changing mouth conditions of older adults, ages 50 years+. Age Essential is a daily care, alcohol-free mouthwash, specifically designed for the oral health needs of Baby Boomers and older Americans. Age Essential's patent-pending...

2011-05-22 00:02:23

Wound Rinse Removes Bacteria and Biofilms Without Damaging Tissue (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Synedgen will report recent data from its studies of a new wound rinse at a poster session May 23 at ASM 2011, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans. The poster, Novel Antibacterial Chitosan Derivatives with Residual Activity Reduce Multi-Drug Resistant Biofilms and Remove Bacteria from Abraded Skin, highlights the antibacterial and biofilm-reducing activity of...

2011-04-20 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astroglide, maker of the world's best performing personal lubricants, announced today the launch of its new personal massager device, the AstroglideVibe. A durable water-proof device, the travel-sized AstroglideVibe offers multiple speeds to suit every user's personal stimulation needs. It requires only one AA-sized battery to give singles and couples a great bedroom companion. First-time users of the new AstroglideVibe will feel comfortable...

2011-04-13 21:36:42

Manuka honey could be an efficient way to clear chronically infected wounds and could even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. Professor Rose Cooper from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff is looking at how manuka honey interacts with three types of bacteria that commonly infest wounds: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Group A Streptococci and Meticillin-resistant...

2011-04-13 13:05:40

Bacterial genes that make urine less acidic could be good targets to prevent catheter blockage, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The findings could lead to new strategies to prevent serious infections, particularly in long-term catheterization patients. Urinary catheters are devices used in hospitals and community care homes to manage a range of bladder conditions, and are commonly used to manage incontinence in elderly...

2011-03-22 12:54:39

Microcinematic image analysis finds existing theories of bacterial self-organization are lacking In a surprising new study, researchers using image-analysis methods similar to those employed in facial-recognition software have made a startling discovery that rules out the two main theories scientists had created to explain how bacteria self-organize into multicellular aggregate mounds. The study by researchers from Rice University and the University of Georgia appears online this week in the...

2011-03-21 12:59:28

Today, during the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher F. Cheni will hold an oral presentation on a research study titled "Biodegradable Tooth-binding Micelles Inhibit Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) Biofilm Growth." This research was performed under...

2011-03-15 15:29:48

Insufficient cleaning could allow build-up of microbes on orthodontic retainers, researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have found. Dr Jonathan Pratten and colleagues looked at the types of microbes which live on retainers. This study, which found potentially pathogenic microbes growing on at least 50% of the retainers, is published today in the Society for Applied Microbiology's journal Letters in Applied Microbiology and could indicate a need for the development of improved...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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