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Light Shed On British Columbia's Unseen Biodiversity With Global Survey Of Microbial 'Dark Matter'
2013-07-16 09:12:00

University of British Columbia A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity. The findings, to be published Sunday in Nature, could also prompt scientists to redefine how the tree of life represents relationships among and between life's three domains. "British Columbia has long been recognized for its biological diversity in flora and fauna," says University of British Columbia...

Cranberry Effects On UTI-Causing Bacteria
2013-07-16 05:48:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For over 100 years, the consumption of cranberry products has been anecdotally associated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Scientists have long questioned if this is myth or scientific fact. Some recent studies have suggested cranberries prevent UTIs by hindering bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. Phytochemicals known as proanthocyanidins (PACs) create this hindrance, but the mechanism by...

2013-06-28 23:25:20

Antimicrobial Test Laboratories (ATL), an independent, GLP-compliant testing facility in Round Rock, Texas, has announced complimentary consulting and study design for manufacturers of antimicrobial devices. Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Antimicrobial Test Laboratories (ATL), an independent, GLP-compliant testing facility in Round Rock, Texas, has announced complimentary consulting and study design for manufacturers of antimicrobial devices. Company president, Dr. Benjamin Tanner...

2013-06-19 23:03:04

Entegrion, the life sciences product development company focused on improving the safety and availability of the world´s blood supply, announces management team changes and a clinical advisory board. The leadership will provide guidance as the company's biologic and medical device technologies move into advanced development; Entegrion has announced DOD contract awards over the past three years totaling more than $50 million for the development of resuscitation and coagulation...

2013-06-06 23:36:47

Exploring the Latest Innovations in Animal Vaccinations Columbia, MO (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 IMMVAC, INC. announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. IMMVAC INC., manufactures vaccines and serums to aid in the prevention and treatment of virtually all Gram-negative bacterial diseases of production and companion animals. In this episode, American Farmer will explore IMMVAC's vaccines and serums, which aid in the prevention...

Probiotics Found In Yogurt Affects Brain Function In Women
2013-05-29 09:49:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans has been found by a group of researchers from the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) and the Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, both of which are research arms of the UCLA. The scientists conducted an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, finding that women who regularly consumed beneficial...

Extreme Arctic Bacteria Could Thrive On Mars
2013-05-24 14:19:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent discovery made on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic opens up the possibly that bacteria could grow on the surface of Mars. Scientists recently found that a bacterium was able to thrive at five degrees Fahrenheit, which is the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth. The bacterium provides clues about preconditions for microbial life on both the Saturn moon Enceladus and Mars. The researchers...


Latest Clinical pathology Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:45:47

Streptococcus salivarius is a species of spherical, Gram-positive bacteria which colonize the mouth and upper respiratory tract of humans a few hours after birth, making further exposure to the bacteria harmless. The bacterium is an opportunistic pathogen which rarely makes its way into the bloodstream where it is associated with septicemia cases in people with neutropenia. It has different characteristics when exposed to different environmental nutrients. In the lab a SYTA plate is used...

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2011-04-26 23:26:27

Streptococcus oralis is a Gram positive bacterium that grows characteristically in chains. On a Wilkins-Chalgren agar plate it will form slam white colonies. It is classified as a member of the streptococcus mitis group and is found in high numbers in the oral cavity. S. oralis produce neuraminidase and an IgA protease and cannot bind α-amylase.

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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2011-04-25 21:36:59

Serratia marcescens is a species of Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium in the family Enterobacteriaceae. S. marcescens is involved in nosocomial infections particularly catheter-associated bacteremia. It is commonly found in respiratory and urinarty tracts of hospitalized adults and often in the gastrointestinal system of children. It is commonly found growing in bathrooms due to its preference for damp conditions. It manifests as a pink discoloration and a slimy film feeding off...

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