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2014-01-31 23:31:11

Interest in probiotic supplements is on the rise in the U.S. and Ethical Alternative Products is adding the GutBuddies probiotic product to their line of premium quality supplements that are available online. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Many digestive disease specialists are recommending probiotics* for disorders that frustrate conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Self-dosing with bacteria isn’t as outlandish as it might seem. An estimated 100 trillion...

Architectural Designs Shape How Bacteria Thrives In Our Ecosystem
2014-01-30 13:22:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you're indoors right now – look around you. Everything you see has bacteria crawling all over it. Now that your germophobic senses have been stirred – you might be glad to learn that researchers from University of Oregon have conducted an analysis that could lead to healthier building designs that foster a favorable indoor bacterial community. Published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, the study is based on the analysis...

2014-01-27 04:21:18

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lz6463/cell_surface) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Cell Surface Markers Market - Trends and Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lz6463/cell_surface ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cell surface markers serve as the prime component in...

Bacterial 'Syringe' Necessary For Development Of Marine Animals
2014-01-15 08:43:59

California Institute of Technology If you've ever slipped on a slimy wet rock at the beach, you have bacteria to thank. Those bacteria, nestled in a supportive extracellular matrix, form bacterial biofilms—often slimy substances that cling to wet surfaces. For some marine organisms—like corals, sea urchins, and tubeworms—these biofilms serve a vital purpose, flagging suitable homes for such organisms and actually aiding the transformation of larvae to adults. A new study at the...

2014-01-14 08:22:49

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in 100 years chicken has replaced beef as America's No. 1 meat product for consumers--a challenge for producers to keep pace with demand and an even larger challenge to provide safe products that are free of contaminates. "It's estimated that Americans buy some 83 pounds of chicken per capita annually," said Bill Svec, Vice President of Water and Food Products for RGF Environmental Group. "It's also a fact that...

2014-01-11 23:02:38

In response to an article published by Healio Pediatrics, Dr. Michael Gabriel discusses the studies found on children in day care centers and their pneumococcal carriage. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to an article published by Healio Pediatrics on December 23, which reports that being a pneumococcal carrier changes throughout age, but can still be a problem within places like day cares. According to the Healio Pediatrics article...

2014-01-10 23:05:04

Skin and Skin Structure Infections (SSSI) Caused By Bacteria - Pipeline Review, H2 2013 report provides review on products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Skin And Skin Structure Infections (SSSI) Caused By Bacteria - Pipeline Review, H2 2013 report provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides...

2014-01-10 11:12:16

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes. As science continues to explore and better understand the role of the human microbiome. A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology addresses some of the most common questions about this growing area of research. The report, entitled FAQ: Human Microbiome is based on the deliberations of 13 of the...

2014-01-06 16:27:16

LONDON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Cell Surface Markers (Flow Cytometers, Hematology Analyzers, Reagents And Kits) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018 The cell surface markers market is undergoing impressive growth across the globe due to rapid automation of technologies and solutions, simplification of data management coupled with increasing preference for reduction...

2013-12-19 23:04:42

Choosing Wisely® initiative urges patients to question physicians about which lab tests are necessary Chicago (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A new online toolkit puts resources in the hands of pathologists and medical laboratory scientists to promote conversations between physicians and patients about which diagnostic tests are appropriate. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) unveiled the toolkit during a symposium, “Choosing Wisely®: How California Pathologists Can...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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