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Carboxysome_and_bacterial_microcompartments
2015-05-11 16:21:45

Bacteria use microscopic compartments to separate out the various functions necessary to sustain life and researchers are currently looking for way to leverage these minuscule pockets in a range of uses, such as to deliver therapeutic drugs.

2015-05-11 12:31:30

MONTREAL, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - H&P Labs Inc.

2015-05-11 08:33:05

MONTREAL, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - H&P Labs Inc.

2015-05-11 08:32:06

Despite CDC recommendations, fewer than 30% of teens received the second vaccination to help protect against meningococcal meningitis; new survey reveals potential reasons why SILVER SPRING,

2015-05-11 08:30:31

DALLAS, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Mycoplasma Testing Market by Products (Instruments, Kits & Reagents, Services), Application

2015-05-11 08:28:01

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalorama Information says a number of trends bode well for testing and will drive growth in the next five years, including new markets and private healthcare

2015-05-09 23:00:17

Registration is now open for the Integrative Healthcare Symposium focus on: the microbiome taking place in Hollywood, Florida October 9-10, 2015 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa. Portland,

2015-05-08 16:25:46

Minister Ambrose marks World Red Cross Day with Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé OTTAWA, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr.

missing link organism
2015-05-08 12:21:22

Researchers from the University of Vienna have reportedly discovered “a missing link” in the evolution of eukaryotes, organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other organelles enclosed within a membrane, from simpler single-celled known as prokaryotes.

2015-05-07 23:00:25

The Bravo TV star who says she represents “the unbitten” has teamed up with the Global Lyme Alliance to “take back the outdoors” by sharing tick-borne disease prevention tips throughout


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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