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2013-03-28 11:55:55

A strain of probiotic bacteria that can fight harmful bacterial infections in poultry has the ability to change its coat.

2013-02-21 23:04:11

Diet Doc’s has advanced their prescription hCG diets to be a more cost-effective and safe alternative to gastric injections of botulinum toxin A (BTA) that are proven to be largely ineffective

2013-02-20 23:04:48

In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Biolog, Inc.

2013-01-23 10:17:53

Children with eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than non affected children.

2012-12-10 17:03:48

Researchers show that the global epidemic of Clostridium difficile 027/NAP1/BI in the early to mid-2000s was caused by the spread of two different but highly related strains of the bacterium rather than one as was previously thought.


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2011-04-15 13:32:47

Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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