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2014-09-11 12:25:34

-- One-hour documentary will premiere during a special night of programming on Discovery Fit & Health; EBOLA: ARE WE NEXT? night airs on Thursday, September 18 from 8-11 PM - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the worst Ebola virus outbreak in our history continues to spread and leave an unprecedented body count in its path, fear strikes around the globe. With inside access to families devastated by the death of their loved ones and the healthcare workers...

2014-09-11 08:27:38

-- Conference Call Scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. EDT -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it will host a an investor conference call on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. EDT. The conference call will highlight...

2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-09-10 16:25:54

DALLAS, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Human Microbiome Market by Disease (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder), Application (Therapeutic, Diagnostic) & by Product (Probiotic, Prebiotic, Food, Medical Food, Other Supplements, Device, Drug) - Global Forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

2014-09-10 08:32:30

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the Company a contract, valued at up to $28.1 million if all contract options are exercised, for the development of a next generation anthrax vaccine based on the...

2014-09-09 23:09:24

The gift will enhance communications capabilities of humanitarian groups involved in outbreak relief Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Patterson Foundation has contributed a $40,000 gift to its international partner NetHope to support the organization’s member agencies with information communications technology to better coordinate relief efforts during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. NetHope partners with global leaders in technology and philanthropy – including...

2014-09-09 23:01:48

Tee it up for a great cause! Golf, lunch, cocktail reception & more at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The third annual Lyme Research Alliance(LRA) Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, October 9 at the exclusive Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the tournament will help LRA fund research and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases. “We are proud to be part of...

2014-09-09 12:29:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American...

2014-09-09 08:33:14

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that recent non-clinical animal data from its SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine program were presented at the 54(th) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, DC. In a poster presentation entitled, "Enhanced Next Generation rPA Vaccine Induces Immunogenicity and Efficacy at Least Equivalent to AVA in the New Zealand White (NZW) Rabbit Model for Anthrax," Dr....


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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