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Using Bacterial Biofilms For Production Of New Self-Healing

Using Bacterial Biofilms For Production Of New Self-Healing Materials, Bioprocessing Technologies

Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies For most people...

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2014-09-18 12:29:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a mucosal universal influenza vaccine. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this program. The Laboratory of Viral Immunology at NYBC has previous experience in developing universal influenza vaccines. The NIH grant will support further development of a safe and effective mucosal...

2014-09-18 12:29:47

The flu vaccine and hand hygiene are important measures to take to decrease the spread of infection. AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Influenza/Pneumococcal news conference today encouraged preventive measures be taken during the upcoming flu season to help reduce the spread of illness and infection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82508 The news conference highlighted, among other things, the Centers...

2014-09-18 08:29:39

MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of RNA viruses, today announced a research collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for animal testing of the Company's lead compound, SB 9200, against multiple viral pathogens, classified as "Special Pathogens," against which currently there are no effective antiviral therapies. SB 9200, derived...

2014-09-18 08:29:14

Thermomedics has sent the first 20 units to the Firestone Natural Rubber Company, whose personnel are involved in this urgent healthcare battle. MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIMH) ; a medical technology holding company that focuses on providing game changing products, services and ideas, announced today that their Thermomedics Inc. division has sent the first 20 Caregiver® Touchfree(TM) Clinical Thermometers to the Firestone...

2014-09-17 23:15:08

The primary objective of Herpes2Dating.com would be to provide a complete feature – rich platform where people can not only learn about herpes but also find a way of improving their love life. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 September marks the launch of yet another online herpes resource. The much anticipated website Herpes2Dating is finally live to cater to the needs of people with herpes. According to the statistics issued by the Center for Disease Control and...

2014-09-17 23:02:28

Other-Sonic Ultrasound Gel Was Recalled In June 2012, After The Product Was Linked To An Outbreak of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Victims of this Pseudomonas Outbreak May Face Statute Of Limitations On Future Claims. Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Oliver Law Group P.C. is urging all victims of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections allegedly caused by Non-Sterile Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel to contact the Firm...

2014-09-17 12:27:55

Rebiotix microbiota-based drug candidate used to assess a non-antibiotic approach to an urgent public health threat ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebiotix Inc. announced this morning that results of the Phase 2 study of the company's lead product candidate, RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) will be presented in two posters and a podium presentation during the IDWeek 2014 conference in Philadelphia from October 8-12. PUNCH CD study results will be presented during the poster...

2014-09-17 08:30:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "MRSA is the number one pathogen that is killing patients in U.S. healthcare facilities and continues to spread in the community," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and the national spokesperson. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistance must be a top political priority. Join us in the fight against MRSA and antibiotic resistance at the Six Annual World MRSA Day and...

2014-09-17 08:29:14

Consumer food safety educators convene in Arlington, Va. to strengthen foodborne illness prevention ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) today announced it will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 4-5. Through the conference, PFSE will bring public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to...

2014-09-17 08:23:13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper, announces Gilmour Academy Ice Arena's conversion of more than 200 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface to help protect against bacteria. MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper is a reasonably priced surface that kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.(1) (...


Latest Microbiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Pompeii Worm, Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand extreme amounts of heat. The Pompeii worm can reach an average length of up to five inches and is...

Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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