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2013-09-05 23:25:39

Dr. Loebel will be introducing to the European photobiology community pre-clinical and clinical results in a presentation entitled, “Clinical application of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy to chronic disease states”. Sinuwave™ is a treatment for chronic sinusitis patients based on Photodisinfection that is currently available in Canada. Bothell, Washington (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Sinuwave Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President...

Next Generation Of Medicine Could Come From The Oceans
2013-09-02 12:21:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are starting to look to the ocean to find the next generation of medications that could help yield a variety of cures. The SeaBioTech project launched in 2012 with the hope of finding raw material for the world's biotechnology industry -- specifically new antibiotics and other medical compounds. “The oceans can be deep or shallow, they can be more or less tidal, and they can include unique environments such as volcanic...

2013-08-20 17:13:11

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa needs iron to establish and maintain a biofilm in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and therapies have been proposed to deprive the bacteria of this necessary element. However, these techniques may not work, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, because they only target one of the two types of iron that are available in the lung. Current therapies focus on removing...

NASA Study Looks At How Spaceflight Affects Bacterial Social Networks
2013-08-16 08:32:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microorganisms are invisible to the naked eye. Healthy human adults have ten times as many microbial cells as human cells inside their bodies. Countless more microbes populate the environment around us, which means when astronauts launch into space, a microbial entourage follows. Communities of bacteria, known as biofilms, are often found attached to surfaces. The biofilms protect the bacteria with a slimy matrix they secrete. For...

2013-08-07 10:17:05

The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae harmlessly colonizes the mucous linings of throats and noses in most people, only becoming virulent when they leave those comfortable surroundings and enter the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream. Now, in research published in July in mBio, University at Buffalo researchers reveal how that happens. “We were asking, what is the mechanism behind what makes us sick?” explains Anders P. Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor...

2013-08-06 23:21:03

Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities and Clearitas® 450 in Controlling Scale in all Water Systems at Food and Beverage Facilities Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a chemical research and development company, has been granted United States Environmental Protection Agency disinfectant registration (EPA Reg. No. 87437-1) for two...

2013-07-29 23:25:48

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. testing labs develops a new in-vitro biofilm model closely simulating a chronic wound for antimicrobial product testing. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) testing labs develops new in-vitro biofilm model. The goal of this research project was to adapt the Colony/drip-flow biofilm reactor (C/DFR) by replacing the growing surface with a sample of sterilized pig skin to more closely emulate an actual wound. Chronic wounds...


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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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