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2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine BALTIMORE and LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400...

2014-08-28 12:29:24

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, announced today that Dr. David Cook, Seres' Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, will be presenting at the 2014 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). The presentation will highlight the scientific and medical implications of SER-109, a novel mixture...

2014-08-28 08:27:37

-- Fujifilm's pAVEway(TM) Platform Demonstrated >25-fold Improvement in SYN-004 Expression Titers -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 28, 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, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited (Fujifilm), announced today confirmation of exceptional results from the initial phase of cGMP manufacturing of...

2014-08-27 23:13:03

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease. The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly...

2014-08-27 23:03:02

Lee Antimicrobial Solutions, LLC recently unveiled DHP Technology, a revolutionary means to disinfect your indoor environment by killing mold, all types of bacteria, viruses, microbes and offensive odors. A technology originally created for hospitals has been implemented into Evrest, an affordable and easy-to-use device designed for your home. Armonk, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Lee Antimicrobial Solutions LLC (“LAMS”), the Inventor of Patented Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) Technology...

2014-08-27 23:02:28

A Black Book survey of nearly 1,000 hospital executives and clinical leaders probed emergency preparedness and infectious disaster resource capabilities including technology and services. The resulting responses uncovered ten common yet precarious situations that collectively restrict nearly all U.S. hospitals regardless of size or location to efficaciously diagnose, isolate and treat even a single Ebola patient while protecting its workforce and other patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) August...

2014-08-27 08:26:54

BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced the results of the Company's 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Beijing, PRC. The required quorum, a majority of the common shares outstanding, was voted by proxy. The Company's shareholders approved the following proposals: -- The re-election of Weidong Yin, Yuk Lam Lo, Simon Anderson,...

2014-08-26 23:01:27

Shane Michaels releases a review of HSV Eraser, an all-natural method created by Dr. Christine Buehler to help people eliminate herpes virus permanently Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 HSV Eraser, a how-to guide created by Dr. Christine Buehler that outlines the necessary steps to permanently and naturally eliminate the herpes virus from the human body has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “This is the type of medical solution that...

2014-08-26 16:28:19

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Mers CoV Blocker-Vaccine Candidate Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Mers CoV virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 2012. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Mers CoV Blocker-Vaccine(TM) candidate,...

2014-08-26 16:27:59

Latest Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Ebola Blocker-Vaccine Candidate, Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Ebola strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1976. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has paved the way for the development of a synthetic Ebola Blocker-Vaccine((TM)) candidate,...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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