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Streams Polluted By Pharmaceutical Waste
2013-04-01 20:45:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Ecological Applications that pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams. The latest research highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts. "Pharmaceutical pollution is now detected in waters throughout the world. Causes include aging infrastructure, sewage overflows, and agricultural runoff," said...

2013-03-04 11:04:35

A new study has exam­ined how bac­te­ria clog med­ical devices, and the result isn´t pretty. The microbes join to cre­ate slimy rib­bons that tan­gle and trap other pass­ing bac­te­ria, cre­at­ing a full block­age in a star­tlingly short period of time. The find­ing could help shape strate­gies for pre­vent­ing clog­ging of devices such as stents – which are implanted in the body to keep open blood...

Seaweed Bacteria Treats Sinusitis
2013-02-19 21:28:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online By studying a common marine bacterium, a team of international scientists may have found an important treatment for chronic sinusitis, a condition that plagues millions of people every year. Led by researchers from Newcastle University, the team isolated an enzyme from Bacillus licheniformis, a bacterium found on the surface of seaweed capable of dispersing the extracellular DNA in biofilms that protect the bacteria responsible...

2013-02-06 15:59:57

In their natural environment bacteria develop by forming communities of micro-organisms called biofilms that afford them greater resistance. These biofilms on farms and premises where food is processed lead to considerable economic losses besides being a potential source of contamination and transmission of the pathogen. In her PhD thesis,VioletaZorraquino-Salvo has studied a specific protein type that activates the formation of biofilm in Salmonella and regulates bacterial...

Mysterious Microbial Community Unveiled Using Infrared Spectromicroscopy
2013-01-22 09:45:35

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab scientists join an international collaboration to understand how archaea and bacteria work together deep in a cold sulfur spring In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbial community discovered deep in cold sulfur springs in southern Germany. "They told me what they were doing...

2013-01-15 23:02:13

Depending on the size of your jetted hot tub, it can have 20 to 40 feet or more of plumbing, and when water sits stagnant in these lines, it can house all kinds of harmful bacteria and biofilm. Pool Services Technologies Inc. offers a unique partnership and is now offering Oh Yuk! San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 Jetted hot tubs are definitely a luxury, and can be used for relaxation and/or therapeutic reasons. They are great on cold days or when relaxation is on the mind, but what...

2013-01-13 17:02:20

The Ladybug Tekno 2350 Steam Vapor Sanitization System Qualifies As A Disinfection Device For The EPA, Making It More Suitable Than Traditional Hard-Surface Disinfectants For Many Healthcare Settings Such As Dental Offices Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) January 13, 2013 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, an authorized dealer of Ladybug steam vapor sanitization systems, the only vapor steam cleaner brand offering the proprietary patented TANCS® technology, today announced that it plans to actively...


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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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