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2014-10-06 08:28:01

By providing cutting-edge biometric ultrasound technology along with comprehensive contact tracing data analytics, Securiport is empowering governments and aid organizations with actionable data to help curb the spread of the deadly viral epidemic FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Freetown, Sierra Leone- Securiport, the global leader in biometric immigration control systems, is supporting the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa by providing advanced...

2014-10-04 12:21:19

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa. Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday. One mobile lab team will continue to provide rapid...

2014-10-03 23:04:03

Everything we eat depends on the soil, but its health is threatened. Living Web Farms, in North Carolina, works to restore dynamic, fertile, soil, and raise awareness about the soil microorganisms essential for all life on earth. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 On October 11th, 2014, Living Web Farms will host a workshop about soil ecology, helping farmers as well as eaters to understand the importance of soil life to all other life. Using a combination of classroom instruction,...

ebola
2014-10-03 11:28:42

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of recent developments involving the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to make certain that people have the facts about the dangerous viral disease. On September 30, CDC tests confirmed that a Liberian man, later identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, had become the first...

2014-10-02 16:26:37

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Antibiotic options are becoming limited by drug-resistant pathogens, creating a "serious domestic and international challenge to human and animal health, national security and the economy," said John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at a September press conference. In laying out the White House's plan to fight antibiotic misuse, Mr. Holdren said that up to half of all antibiotics prescribed are not...

2014-10-02 12:32:03

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds diet may influence susceptibility to autoinflammatory disease in at-risk individuals by favoring intestinal bacteria that fuel or dampen inflammation MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diet-induced changes in the gut's bacterial ecosystem can alter susceptibility to an autoinflammatory bone disease by modifying the immune response, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists reported. The findings appeared...

2014-10-02 12:31:31

MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC will host a webinar on October 7 featuring Nancy E. Cornish, MD, a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Laboratory Science and...

2014-10-02 12:31:06

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is providing assistance via IsraAID, a leading Israeli non-governmental relief organization, to Ebola victims in Africa. "The Ebola epidemic in Africa is devastating," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Medical experts from our Israeli partner, IsraAID, are on the ground bringing urgent, vital humanitarian relief to Ebola victims through health education and awareness training, as well as psychosocial support training."...

2014-10-02 12:30:35

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of the MO BIO Microbiome Awards, which provide young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of microbiome research. MO BIO is honored to partner with the EMP consortium to supply sample analysis, including nucleic acid extraction (using MO BIO products) and targeted amplicon analysis (16S rDNA) to this year's three...

2014-10-02 12:28:46

Higher percentages of Americans classified Hepatitis C and West Nile Virus as major or moderate threats NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Tuesday's announcement that a patient in Dallas, TX has been diagnosed with Ebola, much discussion has since revolved around looking ahead - containing the disease and preventing it from becoming an outbreak. Looking back, on the other hand, shows that as little as two weeks before the first diagnosed case within our borders, four in ten Americans...


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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