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Border Collies Chase Away Gulls To Reduce Beach Contamination
2014-05-19 03:37:11

American Society for Microbiology Border Collies are effective at reducing gull congregation on recreational beaches, resulting in lower E. coli abundance in the sand. Researchers from Central Michigan University reported the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Gull droppings may be one source of the indicator bacterium Escherichia coli to beach water, which can lead to swim advisories and beach closings. In addition, gull droppings may contain...

2014-05-19 08:28:22

Results indicate vaccine generates an immune response against key toxins in volunteers and establish dosing for Phase III BOSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), presented Phase II trial (H-030-012) results for an investigational vaccine for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection (CDI) at the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The Phase II trial met its...

2014-05-15 08:31:13

-- Conference Call Today, May 15, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) -- ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014, and provided an operational progress update. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130522/MM19465LOGO Recent Operational Highlights...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

2014-05-09 23:08:57

St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable Mention for the National Association of Long Term Hospitals' (NALTH) 2014 Goldberg Innovation Award. Batesville, IN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable...

2014-05-09 08:25:42

-- Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 8:30 am EDT -- ROCKVILLE, Md., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it intends to release its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014 on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Company will hold an investor conference call on...

Breastfeeding Stimulates Beneficial Gut Bacteria Growth In Newborns
2014-05-08 09:53:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has linked being raised on breast milk to lower prevalence of obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease later in life and a newly published study indicated that this positive effect could be due to breast milk’s promotion of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the new study found that breastfeeding stimulates the development of helpful lactic acid...

2014-05-08 08:31:53

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it has been granted new patents in Europe and has received a notice of allowance in Australia that provide composition of matter coverage for various aspects of its C. difficile (C. diff) program. The Company's extensive C. diff patent estate...

2014-05-02 23:08:56

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week in Chicago; Teen Investigating How Fucose Affects the Permeability of Gut Mucosa Cells Against Bacteria Hunting Valley, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 University School junior William Xin has learned a lot about the value of patience when it comes to working in a medical research lab. “Lab work requires quite a bit of repetitive work to get enough data for...

2014-05-01 23:02:20

Health Nutrition News has released a new video explaining how to boost the immune system by cleansing the gut from unhealthy bacteria by restoring probiotics. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 HealthNutritionNews.org has released a video discussing how people who easily catch colds, have them two or more times a year, or want to take preventative steps for the next flu season can quickly and easily give their immune system a much needed boost. They explain how probiotics can strengthen the...


Latest Gut flora Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

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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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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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