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2014-08-19 08:29:22

-- Two of Company's Anti-Infective Programs to be Presented at Highly Regarded Scientific Conference: Pertussis and C. difficile -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 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 its novel C. difficile development program will be highlighted at the 54(th) Interscience...

2014-08-18 20:22:14

Vaccines are necessary to protect children from illness, and Santa Monica Pediatrics and Adult Medicine ensures their patients are safe from unwanted side-effects LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before sending your kids off to school, it's more important than ever to keep them safe from potential illnesses through vaccination from an expertly trained medical professional. At Santa Monica Pediatrics and Adult Medicine, resident pediatrician Dr. Parisa A. Khorsandi is certified by...

2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...

2014-08-18 12:27:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM Missionary David Writebol made the following statement today upon completion of his 21-day medical monitoring period Sunday, Aug. 17, and reunion later that day with wife, Nancy, who is being treated for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136916 "It has been three weeks since Nancy and I learned of her infection with the Ebola virus. In the ensuing days,...

Disrupting Microbes In Gut Early In Life Can Lead To Obesity In Adulthood
2014-08-18 03:06:38

Cell Press Certain microbes found in the gut may protect against obesity and diabetes. A study published by Cell Press August 14th in the journal Cell reveals that these microbes shape their hosts' metabolism very early in life and that disrupting them with short-term exposure to antibiotics during infancy can cause metabolic changes that appear to increase the risk of obesity in adulthood. These findings in mice are helping researchers identify which gut bacteria are crucial to metabolic...

2014-08-18 08:25:58

Thomson Reuters disease profile provides greater understanding of key Ebola treatments in the drug pipeline and experimental therapies approaching development PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released a comprehensive disease profile on Ebola Virus Disease that includes a detailed analysis of two new treatments in the pipeline and...

female Aedes aegypti mosquito
2014-08-18 06:41:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if West Nile virus and malaria weren't enough, mosquitoes are now delivering the chikungunya virus, which was first identified in the early 1950s in East Africa. The virus, characterized by severe joint pain, headache and fever, has caused sporadic outbreaks in Africa, India and Thailand throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Now, as of 2013, it has reached the Western Hemisphere and there are no vaccines or specific drug treatments to deal...

cravings and bacteria
2014-08-18 05:00:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria that has just hitched a ride. A new study, published in BioEssays, tells a different story. The findings reveal that the bacteria within our bodies may very well be affecting our cravings and our moods to ensure that we eat what they want. The...

Early Step In Body's Counterattack On Virus Blocked By Ebola Protein
2014-08-15 03:16:59

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Findings provide framework for new drug development efforts One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, many viruses have evolved to undermine interferon's immune-boosting signal, and a paper published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe describes a mechanism unique to the Ebola...

2014-08-15 12:25:24

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday on her way to Nigeria, where she will join a team of experts from around the world to help fight the Ebola virus. Marty, who teaches at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was recruited by the World Health Organization to serve with the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. Marty is no stranger to Ebola or West Africa. In over 30 years of practicing medicine, 25 of them as a Navy...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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