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2014-06-28 11:58:41

Rockefeller University Genomic sequencing is supposed to reveal the entire genetic makeup of an organism. For infectious disease specialists, the technology can be used to analyze a disease-causing bacterium to determine how much harm it is capable of causing and whether or not it will be resistant to antibiotics. But new research at Rockefeller University suggests that current sequencing protocols overlook crucial bits of information: isolated pieces of DNA floating outside the bacterial...

2014-06-28 09:47:39

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine New study shows extent of neonatal infections in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America Nearly 7 million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The estimates, which are the first of their kind, indicate the high burden of neonatal bacterial...

ebola outbreak
2014-06-28 05:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday. According to CNN's Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen, the WHO has said it has sent teams of experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in order to help local health officials deal with...

2014-06-27 23:10:37

PositiveSingles.dating is a new domain under Positivesingles.com which is created for positive singles. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The newly launched herpes dating site positivesingles.dating is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for herpes singles to meet people with herpes online. PositiveSingles.dating is the representative brand website under Positivesingles.com which is created for singles living with Herpes, HPV and other STDs to find their match, support and even more!...

2014-06-27 23:05:10

The Ultimate Herpes Protocol is a popular natural herpes treatment system that has helped thousands of people to get rid of herpes with natural remedies. Theultimateherpesprotocolguide.com recently published a detailed review on ultimate herpes protocol book. Lake Charles, LA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Ultimate Herpes Protocol, a step by step natural treatment program for herpes has continued to grab the attention of many patients and healthy living websites in the last few years. The...

2014-06-27 23:04:10

Annual campaign encourages people to “Take the Test, Take Control”. Washington (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to host the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27, 2014. The event included free and confidential HIV testing, public health...

2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...

2014-06-26 23:09:26

Live webinar July 17 features leading experts in microbiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Sepsis is responsible for more than 1.6 million hospitalizations each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 200,000 deaths and over $20 billion in associated healthcare costs. Sepsis is frequently caused by bacterial infections in the bloodstream. Traditional diagnostics for bloodstream infections can take as many as 2 to 4 days,...

2014-06-26 16:26:20

Collaboration includes joint awareness campaign and malaria treatment donations NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corporation is partnering with nonprofit Malaria No More to reduce malaria deaths in Kenya. The partnership focuses on protecting the health of pregnant women and children, the two groups most vulnerable to malaria. This marks the first time Kimberly-Clark (K-C), maker of Huggies brand diapers and baby wipes, has...

Fungus Discovered That May Stop Superbugs Dead In Their Tracks
2014-06-26 09:48:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For several years, concern about antibiotic resistant drugs has been increasing. Scientists have recently discovered a fungus in Nova Scotia that offers hope against the growing health threat that kills tens of thousands every year. The team, from McMaster University, has isolated a fungus-derived molecule, known as AMA, which has the ability to disarm NDM-1, which is one of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant drugs. "This...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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