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2014-08-21 23:13:57

Genitalherpesdatingsite.com is a newly launched, unique online dating service which helps those with genital herpes connect with others, either for casual dating or for finding long-term relationships. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 For those with genital herpes, it can be very frustrating trying to meet others to date or establish a relationship with. Sometimes, it can be a case of trial and error looking for that special person. However, to help those with the virus...

2014-08-21 12:30:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to enable individual donors, foundations, and companies to donate to locally-driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. As international aid workers continue to leave the affected countries for their own safety, these local organizations will play a critical role in containing the outbreak. The Fund supports projects from nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

New Vaccines Can Prevent Spread Of Meningitis By Nearly 40 Percent
2014-08-21 03:11:46

University of Southampton Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person. The vaccines do this by reducing 'carriage' of the responsible bacteria in the nose and throats of the population. Meningitis is a devastating condition and the Southampton team believe this discovery will change the way new vaccines are made in the future. Robert Read, Professor of Infectious...

2014-08-21 08:28:09

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Goal is to Broaden Consumer Awareness of VSL#3 and Meet Consumers at the Shelf; Pharmacy Cards Rolling Out At Stores Nationwide GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers have gotten used to seeing shelf cards in place of full product packages in certain categories of products, such as cold and flu, when either price or ingredients are deemed an issue for the store. Now, in an effort to offer consumers a different type of probiotic, one that...

2014-08-20 23:11:20

Although this outbreak of Ebola is the largest in history, Sitata continues to advise travelers that their risk is low. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Sitata, a company that provides health and safety information for travelers, has consistently advised that the Ebola risk for the general traveller is very low. Yet, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been labelled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a PHEIC, or a Public Health Emergency of International Concern....

2014-08-20 23:10:54

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview, with Eric Talbert on the Total Education Spotlight Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Spotlight Show, a Division of SimplyG Media Network interviewed Eric Talbert to find out the organizations services all over the world. Eric Talbert is Executive Director of EMERGENCY USA. EMERGENCY provides high-standard medical and...

2014-08-20 23:07:54

Hong Kong researchers have found that a vaccine designed to alter DNA can protect mice from mesothelioma and even cure mice that have the disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Doctors at the University of Hong Kong claim to have found a way to wipe out mesothelioma in laboratory mice by injecting them with a vaccine that changes their DNA. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the study on its website. Click here to read the full article now. Scientists with Hong Kong...

2014-08-20 16:25:41

MEDIA ALERT/AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The recent ebola virus outbreak in Africa has been the most serious case in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an International Public Health Emergency and concerns remain about the virus spreading throughout the world and even into the U.S. In the event of an infectious disease epidemic, patients must be treated in isolated healthcare containment facilities designed to prevent further...

2014-08-20 12:21:31

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen PMP has announced that SANAFOR(TM) PO-5 is now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an antimicrobial masterbatch designed for inclusion in polyolefin materials. SANAFOR(TM) controls the growth of microorganisms on plastic surfaces, providing long-lasting protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae that can cause stains, odor and product degradation. "With today's heightened...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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