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2014-04-16 23:02:09

A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Emory Institute for Drug Development and the Paul-Ehrlich Institute in Germany developed the drug and tested it in animals infected with a virus closely related to one that causes the measles. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 16,...

2014-04-16 23:02:05

Imagine No Malaria asks supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media about this killer disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Imagine No Malaria Asks Supporters to “Cover the ‘Net” for World Malaria Day As World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, Imagine No Malaria is asking supporters to #CovertheNet to raise awareness across social media networks about this killer disease that claims the life of a child...

Symbiosis Between Beewolves And Their Protective Bacteria Originated Millions Of Years Ago
2014-04-16 14:43:12

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Like humans, many animals depend on beneficial microbes for survival. Although such symbioses can persist for millions of years, the factors maintaining their long-term stability remain, in most cases, unknown. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Regensburg, in collaboration with researchers in the USA, now discovered that certain wasps tightly control mother-to-offspring transmission of their...

2014-04-16 12:13:16

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers say they now understand the mechanism of action of amphotericin, an antifungal drug that has been in use for more than 50 years – even though it is nearly as toxic to human cells as it is to the microbes it attacks. A report of the new findings appears in Nature Chemical...

2014-04-16 11:15:44

Food-poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are normally associated with tainted meat products. However, between 20-30% of these are caused by people eating contaminated vegetables, as was seen in the 2011 outbreak in Europe that caused 53 deaths. Research presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Meeting in Liverpool shows that the disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor...

2014-04-15 23:14:56

Get Rid of Cold Sores Fast designed by Ellie Gadsby is a newly updated program that teaches how to remove cold sore blisters on the lips and face naturally. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Fever blisters or cold sores are groups of small blisters around the mouth and on the lip. The skin around the blisters is swollen, red, and sore. Fever blisters are caused by two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Get...

2014-04-15 23:06:22

Yeast-Based Florastor Balances Beneficial Flora - Top Five Tips San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A lot of factors go into a good run — the weather, proper attire, and personal safety, just to name to few. One of the last things runners want to worry about is their gut. In fact, 81 percent of distance runners experience some type of intestinal disturbance while exercising.1 They want to feel "nothing" — no intestinal upset — exactly the idea behind yeast-based,...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-04-15 08:30:28

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibow Biotech is pleased to participate in the Buzz of BIO for the 2014 BIO International Convention. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), this year's global event for biotechnology will take place June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. During the Buzz of BIO contest, industry leaders as well as the general public will be voting for companies they want to see at the event's BIO Business...

2014-04-15 08:22:38

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international pineapple brand was having problems with fungus in its product exportation cycle, which in some cases took more than two weeks to reach some markets. Typical shipments were being exported in thirty to forty, 40 ft. containers per week, with each container having a capacity of 41,000 pounds of pineapple. The producer, due to fungal issues, was losing four to six containers per month at a cost of $120,000 per month....


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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