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2014-01-07 23:04:13

The Salt Institute highlights new research from Arizona State University. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 New research by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University has found that the hard water scaling normally found in the pipes of homes is an active environment for harmful bacterial growth. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water - water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The piping used...

Study Shows Genetically Identical Bacteria Can Behave In Entirely Different Ways
2014-01-02 15:32:39

University of Washington Uneven distribution of certain mechanisms during cell division creates diversity that can enhance a bacterial population's survival Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways. This phenomenon is crucial in the bacteria's struggle for survival. The more diversity a population of bacteria has, the more likely it will contain individuals able to take advantage of...

Dangerous Bacteria Persists On Daycare Surfaces Far Longer Than Previously Believed
2013-12-27 04:27:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two types of Streptococcus bacteria responsible for many sore throats and other, more serious infections persist on surfaces far longer than previously believed, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Infection and Immunity. Previous studies have determined that the bacteria in question, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes, are unable to live for long outside of the human body....

Why Some Wound Infections Become Chronic Explained By Researchers
2013-12-18 12:50:39

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside's Manuela Martins-Green shows how decreasing levels of 'reactive oxygen species' can break cycle of unhealing wounds Chronic wounds affect an estimated 6.5 million Americans at an annual cost of about $25 billion. Further, foot blisters and other diabetic ulcers or sores account for the vast majority of foot and leg amputations in the United States today. Why does treating chronic wounds cost so much? What complicates chronic wound...

2013-12-18 12:24:18

8 Creative Ways to Meet Someone Special VISTA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season can be a tough time for the single crowd. While lovebirds are ice skating hand-in-hand or cuddling by a fire, many singles spend this romantic time of year alone. Instead of curling up in a Snuggie this season, break out of your comfort zone and share yourself with the world. Astroglide offers singles eight creative ways to discover someone special before the ball drops. 1. The Singles...

2013-12-18 11:55:42

Antioxidant supplements reduce levels of oxygen radicals within chronically infected wounds & weaken biofilm sealing these wounds By controlling levels of reactive oxygen species levels within chronic wounds of genetically modified mouse models., Manuela Martins-Green, Ph.D., of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) was able to normalize conditions and heal the wounds, according to research to be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the American Society for Cell Biology...

2013-12-09 08:20:02

IBN and IBM discover new medical application for converted PET bottlesSingapore, Dec 9, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. They have successfully converted PET into a non-toxic biocompatible material with superior...

2013-12-09 04:20:18

Opens new applications for the nearly 5.5 billion pounds of PET bottles and jars available annually for recycling SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough in which they converted common plastic materials like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into non-toxic and biocompatible materials designed to specifically target and attack fungal infections. This...

2013-11-26 08:22:55

Practical Scientific Solutions Company offers solution to minimize bacteria and fungus in the home that can adversely impact the health of families RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Cleaning is a proven method for protecting a family from the adverse health effects that are caused by cleaning agent toxins in the home. However, it does not protect a family from the adverse health effects that are caused by bacteria and fungus growth in the home. (Photo:...

2013-11-15 12:25:17

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions, it shows that you are aware of the actions of others and have real appreciation for their kindness. Being grateful has a number of benefits: better sleep, lowers chances of hypertension, and increased immunity. Astroglide shares thoughts on how being grateful of your relationship strengthens the emotional connection. 1. Appreciate the simple things. You're alive, you have someone that...


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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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