Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest Microbiology Stories

2014-04-09 23:03:24

Parasitic Amoeba Nibbles at Living Cells, Then Loses Interest When They Die Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers studying a potentially deadly parasitic infection have discovered an unknown ways that human cells are killed, with the parasitic amoeba essentially nibbling cells to death as a piranha might attack its prey. Until now, researchers had assumed that the amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, killed and then engulfed and...

2014-04-09 12:31:33

DUBLIN, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fkn6g5/vaccine_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Vaccine Market by Technology & Types, Various Classes & Indications - Global Forecasts To 2022" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fkn6g5/vaccine_market_by ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global vaccine technology...

2014-04-09 08:29:28

Secures Intellectual Property Rights SEATTLE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oricula Therapeutics, LLC, a biotech company uniquely positioned to introduce medications to preserve hearing, announced that it has secured initial funding and licensed intellectual property from University of Washington. These represent key steps toward achieving the company's vision to commercialize compounds it has developed to prevent certain types of hearing loss. The company's product will be the...

Kitchens A Source Of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
2014-04-09 05:02:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From professional chef to housewife, every cook knows that handling raw poultry leaves your hands, tools and surfaces covered in drug-resistant bacteria such as E. coli. These bacteria produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), which are enzymes that make the bacteria resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. A new study from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, examined household and hospital kitchens to...

2014-04-08 23:33:59

PathoGenetix, Inc. has delivered an early commercial version of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System to the independent contract research firm, MRIGlobal. MRIGlobal has purchased the RESOLUTION System under a U.S. government-funded project, to assess the effectiveness of the rapid microbial identification and strain typing technology for biodefense applications. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 PathoGenetix™, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain...

2014-04-08 23:31:11

Fast Shingles Cure created by Bob Carlton is the latest program that provides people with a lot of natural remedies, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to treat their shingles effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Fast Shingles Cure is the latest program that provides people with a lot of natural remedies, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to cure their shingles....

Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

2014-04-08 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx, Inc. today announced it has closed a $12 million financing led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) with participation from existing investors SLS Ventures AB and LD Pensions. The Series B-1 financing will be used to fund the expansion of AdvanDx's molecular diagnostic product offerings, as well as its sales and marketing presence in the U.S. and internationally. "We continue to see increased...

2014-04-08 11:54:54

Resistance to an entire class of antibiotics – aminoglycosides -- has the potential to spread to many types of bacteria, according to new biochemistry research. A mobile gene called NpmA was discovered in E. coli bacteria isolated from a Japanese patient several years ago. Global spread of NpmA and related antibiotic resistance enzymes could disable an entire class of tools doctors use to fight serious or life-threatening infections. Using X-ray crystallography, researchers at Emory...

2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands. A team led by Dr Peter Fineran of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are studying the genetic basis of adaptive immunity in bacteria that cause potato 'soft rot' and in E. coli bacteria. Through their recent collaboration they have found that these bacterial...


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 &...

More Articles (145 articles) »