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2014-10-17 23:07:55

With the threat of Ebola virus disease spreading within a hospital environment, Abatement Technologies portable HEPA filtration and negative pressure containment systems enable healthcare facilities to effectively create CDC-compliant negative pressure Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms (AIIR). Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Mitigating Healthcare Provider Infection Risks The potential for Ebola virus disease spreading to healthcare workers has heightened the need for patient...

2014-10-17 23:03:14

Company officials available to comment on work being done to ensure safe hospital facilities where Ebola patients are treated. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Bioquell, provider of germ-eliminating robots and services, is being called upon by health facilities around the world to decontaminate locations where Ebola-infected and exposed patients are being treated. Among the many places the hydrogen peroxide vapor technology is being used includes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

2014-10-17 16:24:27

AVMA CEO: "It's time to be cautious, but no time for panic" SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its...

2014-10-17 16:24:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, no one asked why the deadly Ebola virus is no longer being treated as a "level 4" threat. Scientists who work with Ebola do it only in BSL-4 (biosafety level-4) laboratories, in which they are protected against breathing potentially contaminated air and have complete skin surface protection by means of an encapsulating "space...

2014-10-17 16:22:42

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-10-17 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Given...

2014-10-17 12:29:49

NGO Alliance warns travel restriction could cripple U.S. response to outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO In a letter...

2014-10-17 12:20:32

CATONSVILLE, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INFORMS 2015 Treasurer and Professor at the University of Illinois Sheldon H. Jacobson has taken a public stance to challenge the way airports screen for Ebola, recommending much more aggressive measures than are currently being employed worldwide. As a longstanding expert in the field of airport security and the design of aviation security systems, Jacobson explains how his research can be applied to stem the spread of...

2014-10-16 23:14:10

Grassroots Community and High-Level Influencers Partner to Aid in Relief PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Founded by Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi, in partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation (TPF), the Liberia Ebola Relief Fund (LERF) http://www.philafound.org announces the launch of a diverse model to fight the Ebola Virus in Liberia’s hardest hit communities. To promote efforts at the grassroots and among key institutions, LERF has committed to distribute 100 percent of...

2014-10-16 23:10:02

Recent studies looking at the relationship between probiotics and the flu provide further evidence that probiotics are useful for the prevention of respiratory tract infections and boosting the flu vaccine effectiveness. GI for Life urges parents to educate themselves regarding the benefits of probiotic supplementation. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Flu season is upon us, and now is the time to take defensive measures to stay healthy this flu season. Having probiotics stocked...


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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