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2014-09-30 16:28:26

INCREASED DEMAND FOR EBOLA PROTECTIVE SUITS LEADS TO EXPANDED MANUFACTURING OUTPUT AND INVENTORY AVAILABILITY MESQUITE, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Enviroguard Systems, Inc., a leading provider of protective clothing, announced the increased availability of protective garments for protection of healthcare workers involved with dealing with patients infected with the Ebola Virus. These garments include the brand names ViroGuard® and CSP1® and offer...

2014-09-30 16:28:00

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola...

2014-09-30 12:30:21

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DanDrit Biotech A/S ("DanDrit Denmark"), the subsidiary of DanDrit Biotech USA, Inc. ("DanDrit"), a biotechnology company seeking to develop an approved vaccine for the treatment of colorectal cancer, signed a contract of collaboration with the University Hospital IRCCS "San Martino" - IST - National Institute for Cancer Research known as the San Martino Hospital of Genoa. Dr. Alberto Sobrero, the Head of the Medical Oncology Unit at...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

2014-09-29 20:23:14

SEOUL, Republic Of Korea, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit international organization devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery for the developing world, announced the appointment of Jerome H. Kim, M.D., as the organization's Director General, effective early 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148946 "Jerome's scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and organizational and leadership...

2014-09-29 08:30:22

DUBLIN, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Infectious Disease Treatment Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Infectious diseases can be caused by various pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses. These diseases can be transmitted from one individual to another through either direct contact or indirect contact. Anti-infective drugs are used to...

2014-09-28 23:02:11

MarketOptimizer.org adds “PharmaPoint: Hepatitis C Virus – Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 – Event-Driven Update” to its store. Hepatitis C Virus Market is expected to grow during the Forecast Period. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 The Hepatitis C Virus Market generated approximately $4.2 billion from global sales in 2012. Over the next 10 years, this market is expected to grow to reach $12.8 billion, with major growth occurring in the main Hepatitis C...

2014-09-28 23:00:59

DailyGossip.org publishes a review to the Candida Crusher program, a new guide that promises to teach patients how to overcome this health problem. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 Daily Gossip writes in its review that Candida Crusher is a 730 page book released by Eric Bakker, a popular naturopathic doctor with more than 25 years of experience treating patients suffering from this health problem. Bakker has treated over 15,000 Candida patients. Eric Bakker’s book presents...

2014-09-27 16:21:23

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment center has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps (IMC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140927/148799 Bong county - where the center is located - is one of the five counties in Liberia worst affected by the outbreak, which experts claim could claim up to 1.4 million lives by January. "We only have a few weeks to stop the spread...

2014-09-26 23:07:14

On September 24, Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. announced the recall of Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Cold Smoked Steelhead. Gold...


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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