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2014-09-08 12:25:06

ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam, Ceftazidime/Avibactam, Amikacin Inhale, Plazomicin, and Synflorix) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" six phase III drugs would generate total revenue of USD 3.8 billion by 2020. Browse the...

2014-09-08 08:30:48

Data demonstrate potent, broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including resistant organisms that cause skin infections NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX), a late stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), and research collaborators, today announced updated data from a microbiology study of Locilex® were presented at the 54th...

2014-09-08 08:30:06

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ascel Bio, the disease forecast and outbreak warning company, publishes new assessment of Ebola outbreak in West Africa, country-by-country. -- Full Assessment: http://www.ascelbio.com/blog/ -- Key Images Available: http://ascelbio.tumblr.com Disease Forecasting: EMERGING INDUSTRY -- Ascel Bio consistently predicts outbreaks of infectious diseases and biohazards with tremendous accuracy. International disease...

2014-09-08 08:29:12

-- SYN-005 Neutralizing Antibody Combination Protects Against Pertussis in Murine and Non-Human Primate Models -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that data from its novel SYN-005 program for the treatment of Pertussis were highlighted in an oral presentation...

2014-09-08 08:24:12

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockton Israel, a leader in plant extract based crop protection innovation, announced today that its flagship product, Timorex Gold, has received US registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Timorex Gold is a natural broad spectrum fungicide, which allows farmers to have a useful new tool for disease control in organic and conventional crops. (Logo:...

2014-09-07 08:20:25

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today preclinical data that further validate the Company's novel approach to preventing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has identified C. difficile as an "urgent public health threat," and it...

medical biohazard
2014-09-07 05:13:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Containers filled with several types of potentially deadly substances, including a nearly 100-year-old vial of the toxin ricin and samples of the pathogens that cause botulism and the plague, have reportedly been discovered at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories. The substances were discovered as part of a search launched in response to the accidental discovery of smallpox at an...

2014-09-06 08:20:30

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis), which are life-threatening fungal infections predominantly occurring in immunocompromised patients. In accordance with the FDA Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the FDA designated the date...

2014-09-05 23:07:12

The US Culture Collection Network (USCCN) offers answers to the ASM question "What is in Your Laboratory Freezer?" St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The recent discovery of undocumented smallpox stocks in an NIH lab has led to concern over proper long-term storage of microbes. On August 25, 2014, Timothy Donohue, the President of the American Society for Microbiology, issued a message to ASM members urging them to "review what microbes we each have in the lab,...

2014-09-05 08:23:38

- Potential Treatment For Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infections(cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI) - DUBLIN, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Actavis' application for ceftazidime-avibactam, its investigational antibiotic for the treatment of patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections...


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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