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2014-10-22 16:21:02

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs and Border Protection and CDC. Active post-arrival monitoring means that travelers without febrile...

2014-10-22 12:30:49

Physicians Express Concerns about His Qualifications with No Prior Healthcare Experience and Redundancy of New Role BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of doctors in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b Seventy-nine percent of the respondents chose "No" when asked, "Do you approve of the newly...

2014-10-22 12:26:29

In the news release, ProfNet Experts Available on Ebola Virus, Data Breaches, More, issued Oct. 15, 2014 by ProfNet over PR Newswire, we are advised that the media contact information for Ebola Virus expert Dr. Jim Arbogast, Ph.D. of GOJO Industries should read "Jackie Kundla, jkundla@hunterpr.com". Also, two expert profiles were omitted from the original press release. The complete, corrected release follows: ProfNet Experts Available on Ebola Virus, Data Breaches, More Also in This...

2014-10-22 08:32:41

-- Funding to Support Profectus and Galveston National Laboratory Investigators in the Development of a Trivalent rVSV-Vectored Vaccine to Rapidly Confer Protection Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that Profectus and the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) at the University of Texas Medical...

2014-10-22 08:32:29

-- Studies will accelerate IND-enabling development of VesiculoVax(TM) Ebola vaccine -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc. announced today that the company has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aimed at accelerating the advancement of the company's candidate Ebola vaccine into human clinical studies. In previous preclinical studies conducted in...

2014-10-22 04:22:17

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has made a commitment of up to $200 million to accelerate and significantly expand the production of an Ebola vaccine program in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The company is closely collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as other key stakeholders, governments, and...

2014-10-21 23:02:42

New plan to offer discounted rates on Global Payroll and Global Mobility Services to those front-line organizations in West Africa that are treating those affected by Ebola and working to stem the Outbreak. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Expaticore Services LLC ("Expaticore"), a leading provider of global payroll and mobility solutions, has announced today plans to offer discounted rates on Global Payroll and Global Mobility Services to those front-line...

2014-10-21 23:00:25

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm urges federal and state health officials to do more to help keep health care workers safe from Ebola. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A second Texas health worker tested positive for Ebola after caring for the first U.S. patient diagnosed with the virus in Dallas. Forbes (10.15.14) reported that there were allegations that the Dallas nurses did not have sufficient protections against the deadly virus. The...

2014-10-21 16:28:28

DUBLIN, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ktmmb6/ebola_virus) has announced the addition of the "Ebola Virus Vaccine Market & Pipeline Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ktmmb6/ebola_virus ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Ebola virus infection, which was previously called Ebola hemorrhagic fever, was discovered in 1976. The...

2014-10-21 16:28:07

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council urges employers in the health care sector, and those most likely to come into contact with the Ebola virus, to prepare staff on the proper protocols of identifying and treating persons affected with the Ebola virus before contamination occurs. Exposure to Ebola is a threat that any workplace could face so employers, particularly those with a high risk of exposure, need to be prepared....


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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