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Unknown Microbes Grown One By One Using New Technique
2014-06-25 03:39:00

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body. Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective role in human health, we still know very little about most of the individual bacterial species...

Microbes From Fossilized Feces Support Archeological Theories
2014-05-20 03:38:16

American Society for Microbiology By evaluating the bacteria and fungi found in fossilized feces, microbiologists are providing evidence to help support archeologists' hypotheses regarding cultures living in the Caribbean over 1,500 years ago. They report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Although fossilized feces (coprolites) have frequently been studied, they had never been used as tools to determine ethnicity and distinguish between...

2014-05-13 23:05:30

Fully characterized microorganisms and nucleic acids are the foundation for reproducible data. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of authenticated microbial cultures and associated reagents during the asm2014 General Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. ATCC maintains the largest collection of microorganisms characterized and authenticated for use in infectious disease...

2014-04-15 23:04:34

New preparations are designed for inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, and validating or comparing test methods. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, announces the expansion of its current solutions for mycoplasma quality control to include quantitative mycoplasma genomic DNA prepared as Certified Reference Materials. These preparations support our wide range of quality control...

2013-12-12 23:22:35

ATCC will host a Vendor Showcase focused on human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)-immortalized cell lines, induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), transfection reagents, and Molecular Signature Panels on Sunday, December 15 at 1:45 PM in Meeting Room D1. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, will host a variety of engagement opportunities for attendees at this...

2013-11-25 23:02:00

The use of well-defined controls in assay development is essential for determining the reliability and reproducibility of data obtained from molecular applications. ATCC spoke out on this topic during its first participation at the Corporate Workshop Day at the AMP 2013 Annual Meeting. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The use of well-defined controls in assay development is essential for determining the reliability and reproducibility of data obtained from molecular applications....

2013-11-21 23:31:27

Envera's psychrophilic microorganisms are naturally occurring bacteria with the ability to grow at 4°C and may be classified as a new species. West Chester, PA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Envera announced today the filing of a patent covering a proprietary group of low temperature growing bacteria. The psychrophilic microorganisms are naturally occurring bacteria, isolated from a stream in Pennsylvania, with the ability to grow at 4°C, and perhaps lower. These strains are...

2013-09-09 11:35:52

Disease-causing bacteria stink — literally — and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe, scientists reported here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The new test produces results in 24 hours, compared to as much as 72 hours required with the test hospitals now use,...

2013-06-25 12:46:49

A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston have developed a microarray platform for culturing fungal biofilms, and validated one potential application of the...


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