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2014-10-17 12:20:32

CATONSVILLE, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INFORMS 2015 Treasurer and Professor at the University of Illinois Sheldon H. Jacobson has taken a public stance to challenge the way airports screen for Ebola, recommending much more aggressive measures than are currently being employed worldwide. As a longstanding expert in the field of airport security and the design of aviation security systems, Jacobson explains how his research can be applied to stem the spread of...

ebola
2014-10-17 05:25:32

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As American lawmakers met to discuss the federal response to the Ebola outbreak, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the international death toll from the disease is expected to surpass 4,500. According to Wall Street Journal reporters Stephanie Armour and Siobhan Hughes, members of Congress met with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci and Centers for...

2014-10-16 23:14:10

Grassroots Community and High-Level Influencers Partner to Aid in Relief PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Founded by Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi, in partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation (TPF), the Liberia Ebola Relief Fund (LERF) http://www.philafound.org announces the launch of a diverse model to fight the Ebola Virus in Liberia’s hardest hit communities. To promote efforts at the grassroots and among key institutions, LERF has committed to distribute 100 percent of...

2014-10-16 23:10:02

Recent studies looking at the relationship between probiotics and the flu provide further evidence that probiotics are useful for the prevention of respiratory tract infections and boosting the flu vaccine effectiveness. GI for Life urges parents to educate themselves regarding the benefits of probiotic supplementation. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Flu season is upon us, and now is the time to take defensive measures to stay healthy this flu season. Having probiotics stocked...

2014-10-16 23:09:05

Global humanitarian agency and its partners aim to reach 2 million Liberians in six months Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Mercy Corps is mounting a community-led public health education campaign in Liberia to raise awareness of prevention practices and change behaviors to reduce transmission of the Ebola virus. In partnership with global health organization PSI and funded by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the campaign will build on Mercy Corps’ extensive...

2014-10-16 23:02:13

CEUFast hopes new continuing education course helps to protect nurses and reduce the spread of Ebola. Lake City, Fla (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 With a recent poll revealing that most U.S. nurses feel unprepared to deal with Ebola, subscription-based service CEUFast has decided to provide their Ebola course to nurses, health professionals and the general public at http://www.ceufast.com/free. CEUFast wants to empower health professionals with accurate information that will protect themselves...

2014-10-16 12:30:17

Partnership is part of comprehensive #TackleEbola relief campaign to stop the spread of Ebola SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced a partnership with BBC Media Action, the BBC's international development organization, to improve communication and public awareness about the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The partnership will support local media, health officials and humanitarian agencies with emergency response or 'lifeline' communication training...

2014-10-16 12:29:33

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame has ordered the Ministry of Health to mobilize thousands of health workers and facilities to be put on standby in case of an Ebola outbreak. Kagame said the tens of thousands of medics would be ready to combat the virus. He also committed that once the systems are in place, Rwanda will be ready to support the countries affected. He said Ebola is a matter of 'national security' and has instructed local...

2014-10-16 12:29:23

Little evidence of transmission to humans WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101108/DC97343LOGO "It is important to be vigilant if...

2014-10-16 12:26:06

Ebola Crisis Communications Planning (FREE WEBINAR) NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public relations professionals and the businesses they work for are suddenly thrust into the Ebola crisis. Some are touched by actual cases of Ebola, some are affected by their relationship to an Ebola case, and others are being forced to communicate to stakeholders because of hysteria. And all of this has happened since the first Ebola cases were brought to the United States in early...


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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