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2014-09-02 12:29:28

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent more than US$13 million (600 million CFAs) in recent weeks to fight the Ebola virus, according to the Ministry of Health. The government has taken a number of preventive measures after it formed a national commission to lead anti-Ebola efforts. Equatorial Guinea has taken a proactive approach to the Ebola threat as it continues to affect neighboring regions. It has...

2014-09-02 12:28:30

Monetary Donations Are Best to Support Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues, the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) encourages Americans to support relief efforts appropriately and responsibly. Those who wish to help are encouraged to do so by giving monetary donations to...

Research Sniffs Out Smell Of Disease In Feces
2014-09-02 03:10:38

University of Leicester A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester. Using a mass spectrometer, the research team has demonstrated that it is possible to identify the unique 'smell' of C. diff which would lead to rapid diagnosis of the condition. What is more, the Leicester team say it could be possible to identify different...

2014-09-02 08:31:00

New TriActive Biotics(TM) Supplement Innovates 3-Stage Delivery For Wellness and Health Market Using Healthy Bacteria PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This August marks the dawn of a new day for countless Americans suffering from gastrointestinal distress, as a first-of-its-kind innovation is about to change the lives of millions across the U.S. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141661 TriActive Biotics(TM) has solved the longstanding problems with...

2014-09-02 08:29:18

-- Company Completes Final Preclinical Toxicology Study and Prepares to File Investigational New Drug (IND) in 2H 2014 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today positive results from its final preclinical toxicology study of SYN-004. Per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

2014-09-02 08:29:01

All vaccinated animals exposed to a lethal aerosol of ricin toxin survive PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today promising preliminary results from a preclinical study with its ricin...

2014-09-02 08:28:32

BEIJING, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that the Company's management will participate in the following investor conferences in September: -- Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on September 9 and 10, 2014. -- Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Healthcare Day, to be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on September 11,...

2014-09-01 12:22:30

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Markets for Microbiology Technology, Equipment and Consumableshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2009157/Global-Markets-for-Microbiology-Technology-Equipment-and-Consumables.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThis report explores the broader microbiology industry, including forecasted trends and sales through 2018. The key manufacturers, suppliers, users and factors such as demand are...

cicada
2014-09-01 02:10:59

John McCutcheon, The University of Montana Two is company, three is a crowd. But in the case of the cicada, that’s a good thing. Until a recent discovery by a University of Montana research lab, it was thought that cicadas had a symbiotic relationship with two important bacteria that live within the cells of its body. Since the insect eats a simple diet consisting solely of plant sap, it relies on these bacteria to produce the nutrients it needs for survival. In exchange, those two...

2014-09-01 00:20:57

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wockhardt Limited today announces a major boost to the New Drug Discovery program in Anti-Infective research when two of its drugs, WCK 771 and WCK 2349, received the coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). QIDP status is granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have a high degree of unmet need in their treatment and are identified by Centre for Disease Control...


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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