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2011-08-17 12:19:16

Published in Journal of Applied Microbiology Researchers have discovered a faster, cheaper method for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). A major barrier in TB prevention, especially in developing countries, is that diagnosis is slow and costly. Dr Olivier Braissant and his colleagues have developed a method which could potentially decrease the time taken to make a diagnosis. Their method is also cheaper than the current fastest methods. This research has been published today in the Society...

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2011-08-15 13:45:00

A report by ABC's "Good Morning America" found that play areas at fast food restaurants may be harboring harmful germs and bacteria. The report said a mother who is trying to get standards in place for how restaurant play areas should be cleaned helped make the discovery. Erin Carr-Jordan, the mother who performed the research, said she found clumps of hair, rotting food and gang graffiti, among other things, when she followed her toddler into a play tube at a fast-food restaurant play area....

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2011-08-11 05:24:49

Researchers have developed technology that may one day be the cure for nearly any viral infection. Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, which then kills those cells to terminate the infection. The team found that their drug was effective against all 15 viruses they tested it on, including viruses that cause the common cold, H1N1 influenza, a stomach virus, a polio virus and several other types of...

2011-07-27 14:22:13

Flow cytometry, a technique for counting and examining cells, bacteria and other microscopic particles, is used routinely in diagnosing disorders, infections and cancers and evaluating the progression of HIV and AIDS. But flow cytometers are big, bulky contraptions that cost tens of thousands of dollars, making them less than ideal for health care in the field or other settings where resources are limited. Now imagine you could achieve the same results using a device that weighs about half an...

2011-07-26 22:16:00

GREELEY, Colo., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) today announced it is expanding last week's voluntary recall of ready-to-eat chicken products due to potential contamination from Listeria Monocytogenes. The expanded recall involves approximately 7,072 pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Brand Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets that were shipped to 57 Dollar General stores in the following states: West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana,...

2011-07-26 11:39:00

CHICAGO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden LLC, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, today announced that it has made an investment in Strata Pathology Services, Inc., a leading independent anatomic pathology laboratory in New England. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Strata offers anatomic pathology services in the dermatology, urology, podiatry, oral pathology, gastroenterology and gynecology segments. Since 1984, the company has developed proprietary knowledge,...

2011-07-26 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NuMe Health LLC, a biotechnology company developing evidence-based prebiotics designed to address specific health conditions, today announced that it has closed a series A-1 financing round and hired Dean P. Stull, PhD, as chief executive officer. The $675,000 financing was led by BVM Capital LLC and represents the first closing of a larger series A round. The funds from the financing will be used primarily to support corporate and product...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets. These subsets (percent and absolute counts of T cells, B cells, and NK cells) are used in immune status...

2011-07-06 09:17:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today that effective July 1, 2011, Gregory C. Critchfield, M.D., M.S. has been elected as chairman for the company's board of directors. Dr. Critchfield, a board certified pathologist with more than 20 years experience in the diagnostic industry,...

2011-06-30 18:09:33

Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and The Genome Analysis Centre have published the genome sequence of a gut bacterium, to help understand how these organisms evolved their symbiotic relationships with their hosts. The relationship between gut bacteria and the gastrointestinal tract is one of IFR's main research areas. Key to understanding the role of bacteria in establishing and maintaining gut health is knowledge of how the very close relationship between the bacteria and...


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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