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2014-07-28 23:09:01

"Puswhisperer" is a compilation of clinical tales from an Oregon infectious disease specialist. Revised and edited for a lay audience, the book will be released in November by Bitingduck Press and is available starting today for pre-release reviews. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease (ID) for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by all that microbes had to offer, from beer and waffles to fever and death, he...

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...

2014-07-28 08:29:28

Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (NYSE: BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Q(x) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper(TM) LT System. The BD Viper LT System...

weight loss
2014-07-26 03:00:23

Leigh MacMillan, Vanderbilt University A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most...

2014-07-25 23:08:11

A recent study on PositiveSingles.com has shown that the number of people living with HSV and HPV has increased dramatically when compared to those who are living with other STDs such as HIV, hepatitis, and more. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Recently, the largest herpes dating website PositiveSingles.com analyzed STD status of all its members and found that there had been a large increase in the number of members living with the HSV and/or HPV virus. Living with a sexually...

2014-07-25 23:07:42

Silver®Care toothbrushes with their patented silver technology are now available for the first time in the United States. The unique silver-plated toothbrush head naturally helps kill the germs that remain trapped amongst the bristles, leaving the toothbrush perfectly clean for the next use, and making it ideal for both adults and kids. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Silver®Care, for the first time in the United States, launches their innovative toothbrushes with antibacterial...

2014-07-25 12:25:29

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical antiseptics used to clean the skin before an operation (preoperative) or before an injection (preinjection). These products can be considered safe and effective; however, if proper care is not taken when using them, they can become contaminated and cause serious, subsequent infections. This class of topical antiseptics is used to remove...

2014-07-25 08:24:14

80-year old Japanese brand taps San Diego agency for U.S. cross-channel creative SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., the world leader in probiotic beverages, has awarded digital agency Piston responsibility for a new integrated campaign--including TV, online video, in-store, social and digital creative, as well as digital media buying--in an effort to expand its brand presence and awareness in the U.S. market and to...

2014-07-25 04:21:48

BEIJING, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, August 14, 2014 EDT. The Company will host a conference call prior to the market opening on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review the...

2014-07-25 04:21:20

PARIS, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New publication in Nature by international research team including Enterome scientific founder Professor Dusko Ehrlich ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, and with a strong focus on liver diseases, highlights the advanced online publication in Nature (ref. 1) of a research paper describing...


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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