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2009-01-07 08:44:38

Scientists have discovered a new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species, a finding that raises the unsettling possibility that bacterial swapping of toxins and other disease-aiding factors may be more common than previously imagined. In a laboratory experiment, the scientists from NYU School of Medicine discovered that Staphylococcus aureus, a notorious bacterium that causes toxic shock syndrome and many other types of infections and is the scourge of...

2008-12-18 14:11:38

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Old Style-brand pork loin chops or chicken breasts due to possible contamination. The CFIA said Old Style Smoked Pork Loin Chops and Old Style Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause the food borne illness listeriosis. The chops bearing UPC 6 28292 800045 2 display a Best Before date of "09JA23, while the chicken breasts bear UPC 6 28292 50002 4 and a Best Before...

2008-12-16 22:57:08

The body's immune system's battle against bacteria reaches its peak activity at night and sinks to its lowest level during the day, U.S. researchers say. Experiments with the laboratory model organism, Drosophila melanogaster, reveal that the specific immune response known as phagocytosis oscillates with the body's circadian rhythm -- 24-hour cycle that sets the rest/activity cycle, Mimi Shirasu-Hiza of Stanford University colleague David Schneider said. These results suggest that immunity...

2008-12-15 13:14:36

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Cambrooke-brand low protein imitation cream cheese due to possible contamination. The FDA said Cambrooke Foods LLC of Framingham, Maine, initiated the voluntary recall of all flavors of the product because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Cambrooke said it is also recalling batches of its Low Protein Peanot Butter because it was produced using...

2008-12-15 11:54:36

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning against consumption of Old Style-brand pastrami because of possible contamination. The CFIA said the product, manufactured by Mariposa Meats Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. The recalled Old Style Pastrami was sold in 450-gram packages bearing a sell-by date of 09JA15, Jan. 15. The product was distributed in Ontario.

2008-12-11 14:04:38

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Cropwell Bishop Creamery-brand blue Stilton cheese due to possible bacterial contamination. The CFIA said the cheese product imported from England might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese is sold nationally through Costco Wholesale stores. All sizes of the Cropwell Bishop Creamery Finest Blue Stilton Cheese bearing a Best Before date 08/DE/12 are affected by the warning. Food contaminated with Listeria...

2008-12-03 13:15:47

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against consumption of Santa Lucia-brand ricotta cheese because of possible contamination. The CFIA and the manufacturer, the International Cheese Co. Ltd. of Toronto, said the cheese might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause the food-borne illness listeriosis. The recalled cheese is sold in packages of 500 grams, bears a Best Before date of 09JA01 (Jan. 1, 2009) and lot number 477. The cheese was distributed...

2008-10-30 15:00:39

Tom Moore, CEO of Advaxis, Inc. (OTCBB: ADXS, http://www.advaxis.com), will present at the 7th Annual BIO Investor Forum. The conference is being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, October 29-31, 2008. Advaxis' presentation is scheduled for today, October 30th, 2008, at 4:15PM/PT in the Sea Cliff room. The BIO Investor Forum will feature more than 190 public and venture-stage company presentations, in addition to drug and technology therapeutic workshops, breakout sessions,...

2008-10-14 18:00:08

Advaxis Incorporated (OTCBB: ADXS) has provided a complete response to the FDAs questions regarding the proposed use in humans of Lovaxin C, a live Listeria vaccine directed against HPV induced disease, in the treatment of CIN. Lovaxin C is a bioengineered microbe that infects the immune system and delivers a proprietary protein comprised of an HPV antigen fused to a fragment of the Listeria protein LLO, to stimulate multiple simultaneous immune mechanisms. About Lovaxin C Vaccine...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

Advaxis Incorporated (OTCBB: ADXS), a developmental biotechnology company, and a team of investigators from the University of Pennsylvania and the Hilman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh recently published a research paper in the October 2008 edition of Cancer Research demonstrating the tumor eliminating properties of a live Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) vaccine in a variety of different of cancer types in a mouse model. The research was initiated in the laboratory of Advaxis' Scientific...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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