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2012-01-04 15:48:41

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Insight into the worldwide epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease is important for the identification of geographic patterns and time trends," said Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH, of the University of Calgary and lead author of this study. "Our...

2012-01-03 22:08:54

By manipulating the way bacteria "talk" to each other, researchers at Texas A&M University have achieved an unprecedented degree of control over the formation and dispersal of biofilms — a finding with potentially significant health and industrial applications, particularly to bioreactor technology. Working with E. coli bacteria, Professor Thomas K. Wood and Associate Professor Arul Jayaraman of the university's Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering have employed...

2011-12-28 06:29:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Hand washing with antibacterial soap proves to kill significantly more bacteria than non-antibacterial, according to this review of dozens of studies. Researchers Donald Schaffner and Rebecca Montville of Rutgers University´s (New Jersey) Food Science Department conducted a quantitative analysis of existing data in order to determine if there was a difference in effectiveness between antibacterial and non-antibacterial soaps. "A difference in the...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

As the world´s recognized leader in food microbiology, Silliker provides testing for the six E. coli serogroups with the best commercially available methods and premier quality management systems. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared six additional E. coli serogroups — O26, O103, O45, O111, O121 and O145 — adulterants in non-intact raw beef. Raw ground beef, its components, and tenderized steaks found to contain these bacteria will be...

Image 1 - Millions Of Glowing Bacteria Used To Create Living 'Neon Signs'
2011-12-19 10:49:28

[ Watch the Video ] In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in unison like blinking light bulbs. Their achievement, detailed in this week's advance online issue of the journal Nature, involved attaching a fluorescent protein to the biological clocks of the bacteria, synchronizing the clocks of the thousands of bacteria within a colony, then...

2011-12-15 17:17:47

Findings could lead to more effective treatment for global disease A new study led by Harvard School of Public (HSPH) researchers provides a novel explanation as to why some tuberculosis cells are inherently more difficult to treat with antibiotics. The discovery, which showed that the ways mycobacteria cells divide and grow determine their susceptibility to treatment with drugs, could lead to new avenues of drug development that better target tuberculosis cells. The study appears...

2011-12-15 14:35:06

A common oral bacteria, Fusobacterium nucleatum, acts like a key to open a door in human blood vessels and leads the way for it and other bacteria like Escherichia coli to invade the body through the blood and make people sick, according to dental researchers at Case Western Reserve University. Yiping Han, professor of periodontics at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, made the discovery in her continued work with the Fusobacterium nucleatum bacterium, one of the most...

Traces Of Salmonella Lead To Cilantro Recall
2011-12-12 13:34:41

California-based food provider Pacific International has announced that it will voluntarily recall some 6,141 cartons of the herb cilantro after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the company that it had detected traces of the bacteria salmonella in samples of their product. While there have been no reports of illness yet, the company has requested that anyone who purchased their cilantro between November 16 and December 10 please return it to the supermarket where they...


Latest Escherichia coli Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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