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2014-07-24 08:34:00

Dr. Crew worries that people are dying or losing limbs unnecessarily from this deadly disease because they or their doctors aren't aware that a new treatment is available DALY CITY, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today is calling attention to an interview on RadioMD with Dr. John Crew, Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. The subject: A new treatment for deadly...

2014-07-23 12:31:01

Researchers found that a considerable proportion of infections were discovered outside the hospital setting PASADENA, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile were tested outside the hospital or within the first 72 hours of hospitalization, suggesting that settings outside of the hospital may play key roles in the identification, onset and possible transmission of the disease, according to a new...

Bacteria Use Whole Body To Swim, Not Just Propellers
2014-07-23 03:59:24

Brown University When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University. Many bacteria swim using flagella, corkscrew-like appendages that push or pull bacterial cells like tiny propellers. It's long been assumed that the flagella do all the work during swimming, while the rest of the cell body is just along for the ride. But this new research shows that in at least one species, the cell body is actively...

Mycobacteria Metabolism Discovery Could Pave Way For New Tuberculosis Drugs
2014-07-23 03:23:02

University of Otago The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unraveled by University of Otago, New Zealand, research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB. In collaboration with researchers in the US and Germany, Otago microbiologists have teased out the mechanisms by which the aerobic soil microbe Mycobacterium smegmatis is able to persist for...

2014-07-23 08:30:15

BEIJING, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("Beijing CDC") to be a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing for 2014. The Beijing CDC plans to order a minimum of 1.2 million doses of the seasonal flu vaccine this year from four domestic vaccine manufacturers for its...

probiotics
2014-07-23 06:30:23

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Probiotics work to manage gut flora by controlling the bad bacteria with good bacteria. WebMD reports that probiotics have even been linked to maintaining a strong immune system as well as these other ailments: • Treating childhood diarrhea • Treating ulcerative colitis • Treating necrotizing enterocolitis • Preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea • Preventing infectious diarrhea • Preventing pouchitis •...

2014-07-22 16:27:28

OTTAWA, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Some Canadians may believe that pasteurization harms milk and that raw milk is a safe and healthier alternative. However, raw milk can contain dangerous bacteria that could make you and your family seriously sick. What you should know Raw milk can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria that have been linked to foodborne illness (food poisoning) outbreaks. These bacteria can cause serious health conditions,...

2014-07-22 12:22:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper announces Pullman Regional Hospital's conversion of more than 1,100 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface, at a nominal cost. This reasonably priced surface kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure(1) and will aid the hospital in protecting against bacteria and...

2014-07-21 23:04:41

The North America Probiotics Market report defines and segments the probiotics market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-probiotics-nutraceuticals-3980587995.html. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The North America Probiotics Market report defines and segments the probiotics market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from around $347.9 million in 2012 to $542.4 million by...

2014-07-21 23:02:00

New research report “OpportunityAnalyzer: Dengue Vaccines - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2020” prepared by GlobalData is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the live-attenuated vaccines are forecast to dominate the dengue vaccine market through to 2020. London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Deemed to be responsible for over 100 million infections each year, the dengue virus (DENV) is the world’s most prevalent arthropod-borne virus. The live-attenuated...


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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