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Cantaloupes Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk
2012-08-19 07:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two are dead and 141 others have fallen ill as a result of a salmonella outbreak that has spread across 20 US states, state and federal health officials told Marc Santora of the New York Times on Saturday. The earliest known illness dates back to July 7, with patients ranging from the ages of one to 92, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Santora. The outbreak, which has been linked to infected cantaloupes...

2012-08-17 23:03:59

Says Revolutionary Chemical-Free Steam Sanitization Systems Are Scientifically Proven To Wipe Out Canine Parvovirus Disease. Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, a leading marketer of vapor steam cleaners with customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, today announced that it intends to actively market the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner to animal hospitals. “Disinfectants are used everyday by animal health care staff to kill...

2012-08-16 13:14:50

Specific gut bacteria may be associated with metabolic syndrome traits, as determined by a study of Pennsylvania's Old Order Amish population. The full results are reported on Aug. 15 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Claire M. Fraser of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, chose the Amish as subjects for their study due to their close genetic relationships, similar lifestyles, and low prescription drug usage, among...

2012-08-08 11:33:46

A new disinfectant, Akwaton, that works at extremely low concentrations could be used in healthcare settings to help control persistent hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile. Researchers from the Université de Saint-Boniface in Winnipeg, Canada tested the new compound, Akwaton, against bacterial spores that attach to surfaces and are difficult to destroy. Previous work by the group has shown Akwaton is also effective at low concentrations against strains...

Microbial Life In Undersea Volcanoes Provide Exciting New Research Opportunities
2012-08-07 13:38:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although some have estimated a third of the Earth's biomass lives in our planet's rocks and sediments, little is known about these hard to reach organisms. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with possibly wide reaching implications, looks to study one group of methane-producing microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. Because of the alien nature of these...

2012-08-05 23:03:37

TANCS®-Equipped Ladybug Steam Cleaners Are Scientifically Proven To Wipe Out The Highly Contagious Disease Of Dogs Without Toxic Chemicals Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Steam cleaners armed with Ladybug´s proprietary patented Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation technology–or TANCS®–have already been scientifically proven to eradicate the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria and wipe out the drug-resistant MRSA infection with a level...

2012-08-04 01:53:46

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows how compounds blocking an enzyme universal to all influenza viruses may allow development of new antiviral drugs that also avoid the problem of drug resistance Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have reported details of how certain drugs can precisely target and inhibit an enzyme essential for the influenza virus' replication. Since all strains of the virus require the same functioning enzyme, researchers believe their...

New Coating Boots Out Biofilms For Good
2012-07-30 16:23:35

Slippery technology shown to prevent more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces Biofilms may no longer have any solid ground upon which to stand. A team of Harvard scientists has developed a slick way to prevent the troublesome bacterial communities from ever forming on a surface. Biofilms stick to just about everything, from copper pipes to steel ship hulls to glass catheters. The slimy coatings are more than just a nuisance, resulting in decreased energy...

Ebola Outbreak Kills 14 People In Uganda, More Infected
2012-07-30 10:45:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ebola, one of the world´s deadliest viruses, has been confirmed in Uganda, where 14 people have already died from what health officials were calling a mysterious illness. The illness was not immediately described as Ebola because patients were not showing the typical signs of the lethal disease, the nation´s health minister told CNN on Sunday. After news of the virus broke, a team of health experts from the Centers for...

Deadly E. coli Strain Unscrambled
2012-07-27 13:11:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “The emergence of novel pathogens poses a major public health threat causing widespread epidemics in susceptible populations.” This is the opening theme proposed by researchers who studied a deadly form of E. coli in hopes that it would prevent another public health outbreak in the future. In particular, a group of researchers from Michigan State University revealed that they were able to decode the strain of deadly...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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