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2014-10-24 04:21:22

Communication with Employees, Crisis Planning Meetings Cited as Top Measures by Large Organizations in Response to Ebola Outbreak TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and was conducted by International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, finds that in spite of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, an overwhelming majority (83%) expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the...

2014-10-23 23:11:32

Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Michael Steuer is the owner and medical director of the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center with five locations in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Ebola epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern to Michael Steuer, not only because of the humanitarian tragedy that it has created there, but also because anxiety struck close to home when his daughter recently considered traveling to Africa for...

2014-10-23 23:04:35

ResolveHerpes is an All-Natural Mineral Detox Product that Helps to Remove Herpes from the Body Mandeville, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Resolve Herpes, a company that features an all-natural herpes treatment that can help to eliminate herpes symptoms from the body, is pleased to announce that they are now offering a special discount on orders for the popular ResolveHerpes product. For the next 48 hours, customers who place an order through the Resolve Herpes website and enter in the...

2014-10-23 23:00:33

The Global Service Provider for medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Vetted International, Ltd, a global service provider that provides medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. “Vetted International is committed to providing our clients with expeditious responses and the...

2014-10-23 20:29:33

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the deadly Ebola virus has made its first appearances in the United States, members of the public and government officials are anxious for information on how to deal with the threat. For those officials with authority to compel citizens to remain in quarantine or isolation, it is particularly vital that they know the latest applicable law. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/154131 To address this issue, the University of...

2014-10-23 16:28:26

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Blood Processing Supplies and Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Blood Administration Sets, Blood Bank Freezers, Blood Bank Refrigerators, Blood Cell Processors, Blood Cell Washer Bags, Blood Collection Needles, Blood Collection & Micro Collector, Blood Collection Tube Adapter, Blood Donor Sets, Blood Filters, Blood Grouping Analyzers, Blood Lancets, Blood Sample...

2014-10-23 08:34:17

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Bar Association, the world's leading body of legal professionals, bar associations and law societies, has presented its Rule of Law Award to Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation, for his efforts to end discrimination against people affected by leprosy. The award, which is conferred in recognition of outstanding contributions by an individual toward international justice, human rights and the rule of law, was...

2014-10-23 08:31:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable and accessible point-of-care (POC) technologies capable of providing early diagnosis of infection are being developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Kalorama Information. Unless Ebola control measures are quickly enhanced, the WHO predicts that the number of those infected s could climb exponentially. Effective containment of the Ebola outbreak requires early diagnosis to enable appropriate intervention...

2014-10-23 00:21:29

Ebola detection kits for humans and animals are now possible using ADI antibody or antigen ELISA kits with results in less than 2 hours. Ebola Rapid test cards, similar to pregnancy tests, have also been developed that provide results in 2-10 mins. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral...

2014-10-22 23:08:02

M.I.T. Biotechnology Professor to Help Expand Company’s Technical Portfolio and Seek New Solutions for Treatment of Bacterial Infections and Biofilms WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Akeso Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing new solutions for the treatment of bacterial infections, microbial biofilms, and chronic wounds, announced that Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey has joined its board of directors. Dr. Sinskey is a Professor of Microbiology and Engineering Systems at The...


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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  • To stammer.
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