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2014-02-28 23:31:49

Sporometrics, founded by renowned researcher Dr. James Scott, has been providing microbiology analysis and research for 20 years. Since its inception in 1993 as an independent laboratory, Sporometrics has been an industry leader in basic and applied scientific research on biomedical, industrial and environmental microbes - mold, bacteria and and viruses. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Sporometrics was founded in 1993 by James Scott, a graduate student in mycology at the...

2013-08-21 23:01:09

New technology made possible by a Nobel Prize winning discovery holds the promise to improve clinical decision-making for infectious diseases. Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 bioMérieux today announced that it has been granted U.S. FDA 510(k) de novo clearance for VITEK® MS, the first clinical mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF-based system available in the U.S. for rapid identification of disease-causing bacteria and yeast. VITEK® MS is the latest addition to the...

2013-08-07 10:17:05

The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae harmlessly colonizes the mucous linings of throats and noses in most people, only becoming virulent when they leave those comfortable surroundings and enter the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream. Now, in research published in July in mBio, University at Buffalo researchers reveal how that happens. “We were asking, what is the mechanism behind what makes us sick?” explains Anders P. Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor...

Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread In Hudson River
2013-07-19 10:07:26

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan. The microbes identified are resistant to ampicillin and tetracycline, drugs commonly used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, salmonella and other ailments....

2012-02-14 15:34:18

The models used to understand how Earth's climate works include thousands of different variables from many scientific including atmospherics, oceanography, seismology, geology, physics and chemistry, but few take into consideration the vast effect that microbes have on climate. Now, a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology, "Incorporating Microbial Processes into Climate Models", offers a plan for integrating the latest understanding of the science of microbiology into climate...

Cleaning Cows From The Inside Out
2011-11-16 03:47:52

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators have conducted a series of studies that explore non-antibiotic methods to reduce foodborne pathogens that are found in the gut of food animals. The team consists of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) microbiologist Todd R. Callaway, with the agency's Food and Feed Safety Research Unit in College Station, Texas; ARS animal scientist and project leader Jeffery Carroll with the agency's Livestock Issues Research Unit in...

2011-10-13 09:46:09

Replacing conventional laboratory tests with a new DNA sequence-based technology to identify pathogens causing bloodstream infections dramatically lowered mortality and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found. Unlike conventional laboratory tests, a new technology called PNA-FISH is designed to rapidly identify bloodstream pathogens by their genetic code. Results are available within hours instead of days providing pharmacists and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.