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2014-10-12 23:02:06

What could be the largest health scare since HIV, ebola is much less common than the flu, according to pain management expert Michael Steuer. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 Much has been written of late regarding the global outbreak of Ebola. Worldwide fear of spread of the virus has made it almost impossible to turn on one’s TV without hearing a talking head discussing it. Last month, the World Health Organization estimated the average mortality rate at 50% amongst those who were...

2014-10-11 23:01:14

The Asia-Pacific Glass Microspheres Market is estimated to grow due to the increasing infrastructure expenditure in the region. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-glass-microspheres-8422810912.html (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Glass Microspheres Market report defines and segments the glass microspheres market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Asia-Pacific glass microspheres market is expected to reach $365.5 million by 2018, at a...

2014-10-11 23:00:37

Coalition of Morgellons Disease Experts from the CEHMDF will Unleash a Body of Knowledge Apropos to Morgellons and Borrelia at the15th Annual ILADS Conference, October 10-12, 2014 Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 An international meeting of medical professionals convenes this weekend at the 15th Annual ILADS Conference to exchange the latest diagnosis and treatment options for Lyme disease and associated tickborne illnesses including Morgellons disease. A strong presence at this...

beer and flies
2014-10-11 05:09:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beer aficionados prize the frothy beverage of their affection for its taste as well as its smell, but they aren’t the only ones who enjoy the whiff of fermented barley. According to new research from a team of Belgian scientists published in the journal Cell Reports, the characteristic smell of beer attracts fruit flies, which in turn disperse beer yeast cells. "Two seemingly unrelated species, yeasts and flies, have developed an...

2014-10-10 23:01:35

Adding bacteria to milk formula improved outcomes in rat model of severe disease of newborns. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) to formula fed to newborn rats reduced the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, an often deadly intestinal infection. The findings were published as a cover story in Pediatric Research, a journal of the...

2014-10-10 16:24:37

WHEELING, Ill., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of this week's news of the death of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan and his subsequent cremation, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is working with elected officials and ensuring crematory operators are prepared. Mark Matthews, environmental advisor to the CANA Board and funeral director at Wiefels Cremation & Funeral Service in California, believes that "Ebola in the U.S. will be limited and contained." However,...

2014-10-10 12:24:31

Microbial Robotics adds innovation portfolio access to industrial and therapeutic microbiology applications with its strategic partnership with Spain-based Bacmine SL CINCINNATI and MADRID, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing enhanced bacteria (BactoBots(TM)) and viruses (ViruBots(TM)), announces its strategic alliance with Spain-based Bacmine SL. In line with its access to new and novel organisms and synthetic biology technologies, the...

2014-10-10 08:24:27

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel biologics and drugs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it has executed definitive purchase agreements with select institutional investors for gross proceeds of approximately $20.7 million in a registered direct offering of approximately 14.1 million units at a price of $1.47 per unit, which...

2014-10-09 23:08:32

ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc, a worldwide leader in contamination control, is proud to announce its involvement in the fight against the Ebola virus in the United States and West Africa. Lebanon, NJ (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc has been a leader in contamination control since its inception in 2001 when it consulted on the decontamination of the Hart Senate Building after the anthrax bioterrorism attacks of October 2001. Now its technology is being used for a number of...

2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...


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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