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2014-08-05 23:12:43

LymeDisease.org, a leading national patient advocacy nonprofit, has endorsed new Lyme disease guidelines published by ILADS. LymeDisease.org Executive Director Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, an author and patient member of the ILADS guidelines panel, applauded the guidelines saying “the guidelines are both evidence-based and patient-centered.” Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Too many patients fail the standard treatments for early Lyme disease. Today LymeDisease.org, a leading...

2014-08-05 23:04:30

The Institute for Preventive Foot Health combed the literature to see what strategies might be backed by science. Statesville, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Smelly feet, technically known as “bromhidrosis,” are a fact of life, especially in warmer weather. Simply washing and drying your feet, while helpful, won’t necessarily take care of the problem. That’s because foot odor is caused by bacteria that breed in wet or moist environments on and around the feet; once your feet start to...

2014-08-05 23:03:22

Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens Such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a leading specialty water chemical research and development company building an innovative chemical platform to solve water infrastructure issues, today announced that its Clearitas 350 scale control solution has been approved as a primary disinfectant for...

2014-08-05 23:01:34

The new products are designed to offer the latest technology at the best prices. Sylmar, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Kleritec announced today the expansion of their disinfectant and cleaning offerings, in light of recent news from both the FDA and the CDC about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Among the new products from Kleritec is Medistaph Hand Wipes, Formula 10, and Disinfectant Spray. The Medistaph Wipes protect against MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and can be used for...

2014-08-05 16:28:04

Georgia Department of Public Health Reminds Georgians of National Immunization Awareness Month ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- August is a busy month: planning the last family vacation, back-to-school shopping, registering for classes, moving off to college and school enrollment. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school....

2014-08-05 16:27:17

A man infected by HIV-1 in 1998 was treated at the time of acute infection with 4 antiretrovirals during 2 years and is now still in remission TOULON, France, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is only one man cured from HIV in the world, the "Berlin" patient: the only case of HIV cure, because in every infected patient we observe a HIV persistence. To reach this cure he received a non-scalable procedure with bone marrow transplant due to acute leukemia from a special donor. His life...

food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

2014-08-05 08:34:12

HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls reduce repeat molecular testing MILFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the launch of two new ACCURUN(®) products - the first HPV mRNA positive and Ct/Ng negative controls for the company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/132910...

2014-08-05 08:32:23

-- Executed Agreement with Evonik for Formulation Development, Analytical Services andClinical Drug Manufacturing -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 5, 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, today announced that, with a new multi-service agreement in place, the Company is on track to initiate Phase Ia and Ib clinical trials of...

2014-08-05 00:21:04

Previous vaccination lowers the risk of shingles among older patients undergoing chemotherapy by 42 percent PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic...


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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