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2012-04-30 19:52:30

A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) A synthetic mixture of intestinal bacteria could one day replace stool transplants as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). C. difficile is a toxin-producing bacteria that can overpopulate the colon when antibiotics eradicate other, naturally protective bacteria living there. "A synthetic stool transplant has a lot of potential...

2012-03-15 22:01:49

C. difficile and norovirus are the leading causes The number of people who died from gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes vomiting and diarrhea) more than doubled from 1999 to 2007. The findings of this study will be presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. CDC scientists used data from the National Center for Health Statistics to identify gastroenteritis-associated deaths that occurred from 1999 to...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Abalone which are small to very large edible sea snails, the Krebs Cycle which is a cycle of chemical reactions used by all aerobic living organisms to generate energy, and Clostridium which is a genus of bacteria with multiple bio-industrial uses. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Biology Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological...

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Mouse Model Study Reinforces Positive Effects of Probiotics for the Immune System Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Researchers from Ganeden Biotech and Penn State College of Medicine have found that GanedenBC30®, a probiotic (beneficial bacteria), has prolonged the survival of, and improved the stool consistency of, C. diff-induced colitis in mice. The study, âœBacillus Coagulams GBI-30 (BC30) improves indices of Clostridium difficile-induced colitis in...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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