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malaria
2014-12-05 19:08:14

Researchers at Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering are developing a new, simple diagnostic test for malaria-affected regions.

2014-12-05 16:23:59

-- Increasingly commonplace in the West, the IRC is rolling out first-of-its-kind Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in treatment of Ebola NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-05 12:25:10

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperbiotics today announced a groundbreaking immune system formula, a first-time combination that enhances immune function on all fronts.

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2014-12-07 05:28:29

During the winter months, after most of the leaves have fallen, an unusual greenish/gray growth may appear on your trees. I generally receive several phone calls this time of the year from homeowners concerned that a tree has some type of disease.

Grants Awarded To Advance Fundamental Ebola Research
2014-12-05 03:39:59

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first of a number of rapid response grants to advance fundamental Ebola research.

2014-12-04 20:22:23

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of the 35 hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers by the U.S.

2014-12-04 16:25:54

HILDEN, Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - New molecular diagnostic test detects but does not differentiate all

2014-12-04 12:28:12

Hospital designated by the State of Texas as a pediatric Ebola treatment center HOUSTON, Dec.

2014-12-04 12:27:21

New Next-Generation Vaccine Promises Protection Against a Broad Range of Virus Strains KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec.


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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.