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2010-11-07 00:15:09

A recent University of Michigan study has demonstrated that the Advanced Vapor Technologies' MondoVap 2400 steam vapor device equipped with a Thermal Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation (TANCS) water treatment module, rapidly and effectively destroys microbial biofilms; those sticky, often invisible films formed by bacteria and other germs to colonize surfaces and protect themselves from attack by disinfectants and other antimicrobial agents. The MondoVap with TANCS technology uses only tap...

2010-10-23 01:42:40

'Walking' bacteria, kidney stones addressed in junior faculty members' health-related work Researchers can spend entire careers producing outstanding work but still not see their efforts featured in the pages of Science, one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals. That won't be the case, though, for two junior faculty members in engineering at the University of Houston (UH). Jacinta Conrad and Jeff Rimer, both assistant professors in Cullen College of Engineering's department of...

2010-10-22 09:00:00

BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI) ("Bacterin"), today announced that it is scheduled to present at the upcoming Singular Research 5th Annual Best of the Uncovereds conference on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:20p.m.(PT) at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Guy Cook, Founder & CEO of Bacterin, and John Gandolfo, Bacterin's chief financial officer, will review and provide an update on the...

2010-10-21 10:30:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ --Transave, Inc., today reported positive clinical trial results on its lead investigational drug, ARIKACE(TM) (liposomal amikacin for inhalation), an antibiotic that is entering Phase III development for the treatment of chronic lung infections. The results demonstrate significant clinical benefit and complete the company's Phase II program for the treatment of lung infections due to the bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis...

2010-10-20 14:09:08

Research aims to make medical devices safer by preventing biofilms Bacteria have a natural ability to attach themselves to surfaces, both natural and synthetic. Once attached, they often work cooperatively to form biofilms, thin layers of bacterial colonies that can coat the surface of a medical device and introduce the risk of infection. As a result, orthopedic implants, catheters, and even contact lenses can become vehicles for infection. Antibacterial materials on the surface can reduce...

2010-10-12 15:01:36

Specialized bacterial filaments shown to conduct electricity Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, according to a University of Southern California biophysicist and his collaborators. The finding suggests that microbial colonies may survive, communicate and share energy in part through electrically conducting hairs known as bacterial nanowires. "This is the first measurement of electron transport along biological nanowires produced by bacteria,"...

2010-10-08 08:02:00

BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI) ("Bacterin"), today announced Guy Cook, President & CEO of Bacterin will be presenting at the 6th Annual Fall Growth Stock Conference hosted by Security Research Associates, Inc. ("SRA"). The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 26th at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Bacterin is scheduled to present at 1:00 p.m. (PT). The presentation will be broadcast live over...

2010-10-07 09:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, and its Berkeley based operation, DSM PTG, today announced the Company will be participating at the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation's 2010 BioInterface Symposium and Workshop, which will be held October 18 - 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. With extensive experience in developing biomaterials for medical devices, the experts at DSM Biomedical will be discussing the latest industry...

2010-09-15 18:59:41

Scientists reported new evidence on the effectiveness of that old folk remedy "” cranberry juice "” for urinary tract infections at the ACS' 240th National Meeting. "A number of controlled clinical trials "” these are carefully designed and conducted scientific studies done in humans "” have concluded that cranberry juice really is effective for preventing urinary tract infections," said Terri Anne Camesano, Ph.D., who led the study. "That has important implications,...

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2010-09-02 11:00:00

New research expands the scope of previous pioneering work by Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers on the mechanisms of bacterial infection Expanding their scope of study on the mechanisms of bacterial infection, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have reported the surprise finding from a small clinical study that cranberry juice cocktail blocked a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) from beginning the process of infection. The data was reported in a poster...


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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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