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The microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of ambient air on the city streets.
Your body has a set of microbial communities collectively known as a microbiome. Scientists have found that each human microbiome has a unique bacterial profile.
A new study looking at the types and transfer modes of microbes from the guts, tongues, foreheads and palms of 60 American families and their canines, has found that parents share more bacteria with family dogs than children.
Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics.
Single-celled archaea are invisible to the naked eye, and even when using a microscope, great care must be taken to observe them.
ABIM Foundation selects ASCP to advance the Choosing Wisely campaign in California for the next two years. CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 The American
By studying microorganisms that thrive in the extreme environment of Antarctica, scientists have found new proteins that could enable life to function on Mars and in other extreme environments.
New strain of bacteria may clear up acne Probiotic Action explains the new research findings from Washington University. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
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...
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 Î±-amylase.
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...
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...
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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