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2014-04-11 23:24:37

MatchHerpes dedicated to help connect people living with Herpes, HIV, HPV or other STD for over 12 years. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and Match Herpes is dedicated to serve people living with herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDs or other STD. CDC estimates that, annually 776,000 people in the United States get new herpes infections. Over 110 million people are living with STDs in the U.S. alone, as well as an estimated 400 million people worldwide....

2014-04-11 14:51:54

The bicolored shrew is a protected species in Central Europe, but these furry insect-eaters have a dark secret. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna have discovered that bicolored shrews carry the Borna virus. Infection with this virus causes fatal encephalitis in horses. The mechanisms of transmission had until now been unclear, but we now know more about one route - from bicolored shrews to hosts. The study was published recently in the journal PLOS ONE. The Borna disease – named...

2014-04-11 12:21:13

DUBLIN, Apr. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8jtjzj/fermentation ) has announced the addition of the "Fermentation Chemicals Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Fermentation chemicals are used as process initiators in several applications. Fermentation chemicals help in speeding the process reactions...

2014-04-10 23:02:43

Comprehensive research report “Eubiotics Market by Type (Probiotics, Prebiotics, Organic Acids, Essential Oils), Livestock (Pork/Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Aquaculture, Others) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019” worked out by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the global eubiotics market is poised to register a healthy 5.6% CAGR between 2014 and...

2014-04-10 12:28:01

OTTAWA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Easter is almost here and eggs may be a part of your family celebration. Although Salmonella is not common in Canadian eggs, some people are more susceptible to the bacteria, particularly young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. Therefore, eggs should be cooked thoroughly when serving them to people in these high-risk groups. And remember, decorated eggs that have been left out on display are not...

2014-04-10 11:23:53

University of Montreal scientists discover molecular details of kissing disease virus attacks University of Montreal researchers have discovered how a component of the Epstein Barr (EBV) virus takes over our cells gene regulating machinery, allowing the virus to replicate itself. The EBV virus causes a variety of diseases such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma, with the most prevalent disease being infectious mononucleosis commonly known as "kissing disease" because of its mode...

Brewer's Yeast Used In European Lagers Has Its Roots In South America
2014-04-10 10:32:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Saccharomyces pastorianus yeast is an essential ingredient that helped to make European lager beers over the past few hundred years and a new study in the journal Molecular Ecology has revealed that this yeast actually has its roots in South America. The new study confirms that a “traveling” parent of the brewing yeast, called Saccharomyces eubayanus, discovered in 2011, is indeed from South America – more specifically from...

MRSA in petri dish
2014-04-10 08:11:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new technique to predict the toxicity of a MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection from its DNA sequence has been developed by a team of researchers led by the Universities of Bath and Exeter. MRSA remains a public health concern among doctors who are trying to find appropriate treatment options. It and other bacterial pathogens are able to cause disease partially because of toxicity, which is the bacterium's...

2014-04-09 23:28:28

The innovative collection combines sun protection and insect repellent treatments for maximum outdoor protection. For 2014, ExOfficio is expanding their assortment to include over 30 BugsAway products for men and women, including jackets, shirts, pants, hats, and socks. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The ExOfficio expansion is timely given the rise in insect-borne diseases such as Lyme and West Nile Virus. Tick-Borne Disease Alliance: According to the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease...

2014-04-09 23:04:46

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an urgent need for all healthcare providers to engage in antimicrobial stewardship to manage the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Leaders will need to direct and supervise stewardship plans and will need training to achieve optimal clinical patient outcomes related to antimicrobial use. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is partnering with Making a...


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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