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2012-10-04 23:00:57

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. BioScience...

2012-09-09 23:01:32

Synedgen´s active ingredient disrupts bacterial biofilms. (PRWEB) September 09, 2012 Synedgen VP of Research, Stacy Townsend PhD, will present research showcasing Synedgen´s unique technology to control wound biofilms and inflammation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the world´s premier international conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases in San Francisco on September 11. The presentation entitled,...

2012-08-16 13:16:39

Additional research to study impact of medicine, diet and lifestyle changes Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications. These include insulin resistance, high blood sugar levels, increased blood pressure and high cholesterol, known collectively as "the metabolic syndrome," which significantly increases an individual's risk of...

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...

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...

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...

2012-07-09 23:00:14

The National Science Foundation awards a $150,000 Phase I SBIR Grant to Agile Sciences Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Agile Sciences has been awarded $150,000 for a NSF Phase I SBIR project entitled “Enhancing the Bactericidal Activity of Copper: An Economically Viable Solution for Lowering Copper Usage Rates in Agriculture.” Agile Sciences will collaborate with North Carolina State University Professor of Plant Pathology, Dr. David Ritchie, to evaluate Agile Sciences´...

2012-07-02 23:00:24

Synoplex® treats infected, chronic and non-infected wounds in elephants and rhinoceroses, Claremont CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Elephants and Rhinoceroses frequently encounter chronic non-healing infected abscesses and cutaneous wounds that become resistant to traditional antibiotics and treatments. Over time, these wounds can have serious long-term consequences such as systemic infections and impaired mobility. Recognizing the difficulty in treating these types of wounds, the FDA´s...

2012-06-19 09:16:39

A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco report their findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is characterized by inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinuses lasting over 12 weeks. Patients suffering from this disease experience a variety of symptoms including...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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